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Squeaking/grinding/rattle noise during wash and spin

Kenmore 82791820, Heavy Duty 90 series.

Machine has just started making a squeaking/grinding/rattle noise during the agitation and spin cycle. Maybe a broken or loose bracket? Bad tranny? Bad coupler ?

Any suggestion as to how to best diagnose and or repair?

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  • weissborn Nov 16, 2008

    Would that keep the drum from turning if the machine is off? In other words, should the drum be able to "free-wheel" at all times? I've just checked and at the moment, I am unable to manually turn the agitator.

    Thanks for the info

    Bill


  • arolfe1973 Jan 01, 2009

    I have pretty much the same problem. My washer is a Maytag Neptune MAH5500BWW washer and during the tumble cycle it has a rattle, grinding, squeak right before it changes direction. I have the service manual for this washer and it apparently does not have a clutch. Any advice would be appreciated.

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That sounds like a clutch problem - probably just worn and need replacement. Will definitely need to pull to find exact fault.

Regards

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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