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Whirlpool Washer I am finding metal clips in the drum about 1/2 x 3/4 inch. The machine washes and the spin cycle works fine but getting a noise or a grinding sometimes. I have found 3 or 4 clips so far. Please help before something else goes wrong. Thank You Dave

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Hello,

Need the model number???

The grinding sound sounds like the transmission if it is a top load washer.
If that starts to happen that the transmission it is not always worth fixing.
If the washer is 8 years old or more and you have to invest in a trans!!!!!

No the clips can only be some thing that was in a pocket or fell into you laundry basket .
And sounds unrelated to the grinding!
If you plan to keep the washer, better not leave that grinding go!!!!!!!!
Let me know how you do.
Thank You for using our site.
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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
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Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

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http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

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It's a bit messy to fix (16 oz. of oil in the transmission) but very inexpensive.

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You don't have to remove the drum.

You can also see this site for removing the transmission.


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http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

Lay the machine down (after disconnecting power and hoses, remove the pump (two clips), the motor (two screws hold two clips on the motor), lift and set the motor aside, remove two 1/2 inch bolts for the motor mounting plate and three 1/2 inch bolts for the transmission. Pull the transmission, remove the clutch (there is a spring clip that holds the clutch on the main

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Remove the transmission cover.

Pull off the spin pinion.

Push down on the agitate spring and remove the spring clip. Note where is attaches to the main shaft.

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Replace the cams, washer, spring and clip, pinion, oil (assuming you drained the oil first), cover and clutch parts.

Line up the transmission so that the release cam on the brake drum will snap onto the clutch spring retaining clip and put all parts back in the washer.

I'd also check the Motor Coupler (a $15.00 item that tends to wear) while you have the transmission out.


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