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Knocking My Kenmore HE3 is about 3 years old. There is a load knocking noise when the barrel turns. I have made sure that the machine is level and cleaned the gunk from under the rubber. Any thing else I can do before calling the repairman?

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  • burns841 Oct 29, 2008

    thanks. I will give that a try!

  • burns841 Nov 02, 2008

    Okay, I did everything you suggested and there is still a knocking sound. It appears to be on the right side of the machine when the barrel rotates. Any other suggestions?



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You can remove the lower acess panel (3 screws across the bottom of machine)i would then check to make sure all 4 of the suspension supports are still connected, if so perhaps you can run with panel off to get a better understanding as to where the knock is coming from.(topp panel can be removed (3 screws across the top back) toalso look from atop for source of noise.

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