Question about Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer
This washer is makeing noises like you would nt belive.On spin cycle,it sounds like a slipping transmission .Then it started a ratcheting noise when agitating and wont agitate correctly. Unit just spins around, not back and and forth like it used to? what would be the first suspect for some thing like this ? thanks for any help
It sounds like the gear dogs in the agitator. pop he top of agitator and check. its a easy repair.
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
The gear case bad if it spining makeing a loud noise and makeing a bad ratching noise in spin cycle
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
Sounds like a bad gearcase.There is a nylon gear inside that if it is worn out it will make a ratcheting noise as you describe. It will also cause it to spin and agitate at the same time. There is a 5 year warrenty on the gearcase. you pay labor only.
Posted on Jul 12, 2007
The problem as I noticed it was that the washer would start making a
super high-pitched and very loud whirring noise during the spin cycle,
and that when I would open the lid, the drum would not be spinning, but
when I would close the lid, the drum would start spinning. I was okay
with this during that load but after reading here and taking it apart, I
realized what had happened:
The agitator dogs are supposed to have a 3-toothed profile on each one, but they become worn over time due to being made of a soft plastic. The dogs should "throw out" into an inner ring gear during normal operation, turning the entire drum. But when they became worn enough to slip, they would still throw out, grinding them at very high speed into the inner ring gear. Since they are made of a softer plastic than the gear, they were just getting more and more worn.
I assume the way this was supposed to fix itself was that when the outer tooth on the dog became worn, the next one would engage, but that didn't happen.
Because the dogs are made of such a soft plastic, I was able to cut a new tooth profile into each one, so that when they were put back in they would function correctly. It takes very little effort and a few minutes with an x-acto knife to cut the right profile.
I'm going to buy the replacement dogs, which being a manufacturer substitute will hopefully be made with a better tooth profile, from harder plastic, or both.
As another note, who knows how long the dogs weren't engaged correctly during agitation, causing clothes to sit without really being washed, but without the high pitched air raid siren. So probably a good idea to replace or repair them immediately, even if you can get it to work intermittently.
Posted on Oct 11, 2013
Agitator does not work
Posted on Oct 09, 2007
May be a plastic piece that involves the gears, it breaks causing the same problem you descibe that i have had twice, its only 3-4 bucks if you take the washer in and service it
Posted on Jan 28, 2007
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