Loud grinding noise from agitator. How hard is this to fix.
Would like to know if I can repair this issue. Do not know if the bearing is in the transmission or not. Any idea what a repair would cost?
There is a grinding noise that appears to be coming from the agitator. The agitator seems a bit loose as well. How do I remove the entire agitator? l have already removed the top dispenser, and can see the head of a bolt when the dispenser is removed. Should I unscrew the bolt to remove the agitator? Should I remove the agitator to stop this noise? If not, the how do I stop the grinding noise?
Re: loud grinding noise from agitator. How hard is this...
Removing the agitator will not stop the grinding noise. Usually a bearing/gearbox problem going bad will create a howling grinding noise. You'll definitely hear it in the spin cycle. These are an expensive fix and require special technician tools to disassemble the unit. The gearbox is a sealed unit. Most manufacturers warranty their unit's gearbox for 5 years regardless the warranty you got when you purchased the unit, so check into this before you void your warranty. (The manufacturer requires their factory authorized service technicians to do the replacement) All in all if you do the work yourself it'll be approx $250 for the parts and gearbox transmission. To have the work done is usually much more.
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this indicates a faulty throw out bearing
could be dry or in the process of failing completely
A service tip here is
as the transmission has to be removed for the replacement bearing to be fitted , it is a good idea to invest in a clutch kit and throw out bearing simply because 50% of the cost is the labor to remove and replace the transmission and if the bearing is bad , the clutch and pressure plate will soon need replacing
do the job once --do it properly
Hi, The loud knock you are hearing is typically refer to as "spinning a bearing" OK, sounds like that's what is supposed to happen I know, BUT, the bearing is called a shell hearing, it is the bearings that are used in the connecting rod to crank connection.. Now, the repair... it is most common to replace the engine in these cases. You can expect around $3000.00 to $ 3500.00, replace the engine.
If your talking about the "throw out" bearing, then the only repair is to replace it. Depending on the mileage of the vehicle it might be better to replace all the components while your have the transmission out, since transmission removal is required for this service. Clutch "kits" should have the clutch disc, pressure plate and throw out bearing along with a pilot bearing/sleeve if it is applicable to your vehicle. Cost of kit can vary but should be about $125.00-$150.00
Worn or loose drum drive belt (Looks like a large fan belt) (New belt cost $12)
The rear bearing(s) is bad and needs replacing (part cost $18)
The front bearing guide(Sleeve) is worn (Part cost 2@$18.00
Possible that the fan is loose from the motor and hitting housing.
All of the above are easy do at home repairs if you re handy. You should be able to get a good idea of what is wrong just by turning the dryer drum by hand. If the problem is the front bearing or guides, you will hear a grinding noise in the front at the top of the door. Below is a link to diagrams and parts for your dryer. - J http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5156927
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You guessed it......this is the thrust bearing......when you put your foot on the clutch its puts this thrust bearing under load......and when released it is spinning on the shaft with no load on it....
bad news, you have to pull the gearbox out to get to it......
check the clutch whilst it's off, so you don't have to take the gearbox off again...if it fails later
I have an Amana top loading washing machine.. The machine recently emitted a burning odor and the machine has stopped spinning. when turned to spin cycle there are bumping sounds and it no longer spins. Does this model have a belt which might need replacing or does it have a transmission and does it sound like possibly extensive transmission work. If it is the transmission, is it likely repair costs would be greater than the value of this machine?
Usually a roar at speed is a wheel bearing and your hearing the rough roller balls of the bearing making the noise as they rotate while driving. The cost to replace it vaires by the amount of time it takes to remove the old bearing. There is a flat rate but many shops say the flat rate is ______ but that is subject to total job time on a wheel bearing. Usually it costs anywhere from $100- $170 parts and labor.
Bad wheel bearings if they lock up can also many other components if they spin in the housing / bearing race. Do not let it go on for an extended period as it can drastically increase total repair costs.
Hi, the transmission will have to come out, so labour will be a fair bit, the thrust bearing won't cost too much, it may be a worn input shaft bearing in the trans too, this can be checked/fixed while it's out, hope this helps :)
Yup the bearing is worn but you may get some more miles out of it if you service the transmission oil and add some additives like Lucas gear oil to quiet down the gears and just a question. Did you check the transmission fluid level and the clutch hydraulic fluid to make sure it's full? Just want to make sure you don't hurt the transmission any more then it is. As the car being 12 years old and spending $700.00 on the repair, you may want to just try to make the transmission last as long as you can and invest in a newer car soon since your still a student. >>> Been there and know how it is. Good luck and keep me posted and hope the simple as to low on fluid may be the only thing wrong.
Wel From Your Discription This is A Slipping CLUTCH If its a Manual Trans Requiring a CLUTCH JOB Consisting of Replacement Of the Fallowing,
1. Clutch Disc
2. Clutch Pressure Plate
3. Clutch Releace Bearing
4. Pilot Bearing or Bushing
5. Any Eng or Trans OIL SEAL Nessisary While Dissasymbled
If this Is A AUTOMATIC Transmission,
You Require That the Transmission be Replaced Or Rebuilt as There Is Serious Damage Done to the Clutch Packs In the Automatic trans that Can ONLY Be Corrected With A REBUILDING of the UNIT Or REPLACEMENT of the Unit.
Sorry to Be the Bearer of Bad News but This is Part of My Job too.
Good Luck and I Hope you find this to Be of Much HELP to you ! ! !