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Recently purchase a GE front load washer model number WBVH5200JWW. Loads bang and thump at the beginning of and during the spin cycle.Doesn't matter what I'm washing wash and rinse cycles automatically unbalance the load and there are loud bangs and thumps. I have to stop the cycle and rearrange the load at the beginning of a spin cycle. It doesn't matter if it is a large load or a smaller load. Did trouble shooting by running rinse and spin with no load and it ran normally. Washer is level.

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make sure all shipping pins are out the tub should move all around from side to side if it level still bangs its eather the balance ring top basket are there 3 slides on a plate above the motor just put some silacone oil on tham move around

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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hi may i suggest you remove the top cover of machine and check the drum mountings(rubber) and the spring/s that are connected to the bracket on drum have not broken /come off just one other thing ? when machine was installed was the bracket under the top cover removed b4 connecting and using machine ? this bracket is for security/stability of drum whilst being transported see instruction book ? it is not the first time iv'e encountered this bracket not being removed by customer diy installation worth checking? best wishes

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: my washer makes a loud thump or bang when going

This assumes that you have a KENMORE top load, direct drive, neutral drain washers are made Whirlpool.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Assuming that the bang happens when the tub is stopping, the problem points to the brake.

The washer uses a brake system to stop the basket at the end of the spin cycle.

Just like a brake on a car, it's designed to slip a bit so that the basket / car doesn't come to an abrupt halt.

Over time, the brake shoes can jam against the brake drum and bring the basket to a halt too quickly with a lot of noise.

A way to solve this (that I tried and it works) is to pull the basket tube / brake assembly and if the brake shoes look OK, spray a small amount of silicone spray on the inside of the brake drum.

Following is a description of how to remove the cabinet, pump, motor, transmission and basket drive tube on Whirlpool / Kenmore / Roper direct drive washers.

As an aside, you don't need a special spanner wrench to remove the spanner nut. I've found that a short (10") pipe wrench hooked over one of the spanner nut tabs and tapped with a hammer will usually loosen the nut. Also, rather than hitting the Drive block directly with a hammer, put a short piece of wood under it first to protect it.

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


Following are the Whirlpool Service manual for this type of washer and the Whirlpool parts list for their commercial washers although the consumer models are basically the same.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%20W10114743.pdf

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SOURCE: can not run spin cycle bang bang bang

Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

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