When the washer starts to go into the spin cycle it makes a loud clunking noises. It also does it when we tried it with no clothes in the washer. It doesn't seem to be off balance and we are wondering if the pump is the problem or could the brakes be pressing against the tub?
You didn't give to much detail about the noise, other then clunking. Does it sound like it's metal against metal? Does it sound hollow? When does the noise take place before, during or after the spin cycle.
The easiest thing to do is check to see if the motor is loose, or if you might have too much slop or slake in the belt, if you do then replace and readjust the belt.
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Does the washer currently work fine aside from the loud clunking noise? Does the clunking noise continue or is it just one loud clunk when it starts to spin? If its just one loud clunk then that is not a problem just ignore it as that is the clutch spring releasing, it probably starting making noise from the grease getting washed off when the washer over filled. However how did the washer overfill? That issue should be addressed too. Sometimes though, if the tub is not centered from a heavy load the water will spill over the back but its not really an overfill.
what kinda noise, sqeeling, or clunking, mite be sumthing small that made its way behind ajatator an is causeing noise..or one of the springs that hold it broke..sorry i dont no what kind of noise.....
You said, when the washer is going into spin cycle it makes a loud clunking
noise. You are wondering if this could be the brakes or possibly the
Sounds like this!
Faulty direct drive Coupling (Whirlpool / Kenmore / Roper / Estate) The
direct drive (motor) Coupling may be broken. Many Whirlpool/Kenmore
brands washing machines utilize a small, relatively inexpensive direct
drive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the
shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other.
It can wear out over time or fail under overloading conditions. This protects your transmission from excessive loading. it can also be a broken spring or strut dependping on your washes make and type