Sounds as if there is a ball bearing behind the drum that I cannot get to. I have checked the vanes and anything that I can actually see to figure out how something got behind the drum. The drum spins freely and I can hear the ball rolling behind the drum. How do I go about taking apart the wash machine to pull out the ball or whatever is rolling around behind the drum? thanks...mike
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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer (He3t) front load
The bearing in the duet is attached to the outer rear tub of the washer. You have to remove the whole rear half of the outer tub. Take off the back and you will see all the screws around the tub where they attach together. you have to buy the whole rear half too. They wont let you replace just the bearings.
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Sounds like your bearings are worn and need replacing... a horrible job. The frayed plastic may mean a new drum. To replace the bearings you must remove and separate the drum which requires removing the top, front, and back panels. Lots of clips, screws, hoses, wires.... I'd take it on if this were my unit; but for a client, I'd say get a new one. This is not uncommon for these units. Sorry.
this sounds like the bearings are wearing out,this can cause the grease between the bearrings to come into the washer,to check the bearrings open the door and you will see the silver drum inside place your hand at the top of this and gently lift it up if you feel a knocking noise then thats a sign that the bearrings have gone,hope this helps you.rgrds,paul
your basket shaft is broken or the bearing are bad it probably sounds like a freight train when it goes into high spin you need your washer rebuilt but it would be cheaper to buy a new washer. to rebuild the washer it will cost aleast 800 dollars
Strangely enough, I found the problem to be in the motor. If the noise becomes pronounced during the high speed spin cycle, then that is the problem. I had a repairman out for mine and they wanted to replace the drum, however when I took off the back and removed the belt, I could turn the drum separate from the motor and could hear that the problem was in the motor bearing, not the drum. Hope this helps.
Ours started knocking several months ago and then progressed to a high pitched sound when in the spin cycle. I manually turned the drum and heard and felt a bearing roughness. I lifted the drum assembly and felt a fair amount of play, which I think the initial knocking noise came from. On the sears web site a new rear drum mount cost 293.00. Today we went and bought a LG model wm2455hw at Home depot, on sale until 2/20/08. I couldn't see paying to repair a machine that only lasted four years.