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Duet washer ghw9100lw1 basket has worn the edge of front tub sect

During normal spin cycle with 7 pair of jeans a abnormal thud was heard and upon completion of cycle it was noticed the metal basket made contact with the front section of plastic tub. it appears the edge of the tub had been rubbed all the way around until it melted a 1/4" or mor away leaving pieces in front seal dain area. until this event no abnormalities were noticed. upon disassembly the basket / axil/ bearing seem to be tight and in good condition. shock absorbers feel like they are in good condition as well as side springs intact and secure. unsure of which way to proceed next or the cause of this condition.

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  • bobby_weeks Nov 21, 2008

    once again this is a 04 whilpool front loadind duet machine. stainless steel basket, axil, bearing are tight. belt sheave is tight and in good condition. something worn or melted the edge of the plastic tub. has anyone experienced this condition?

  • bobby_weeks Nov 25, 2008

    sorry guys but as i said, all is well on the support system as well as the bearing/pulley assembly. upon disassembly i found the spider arm/drive shaft cracked due to corrosion. this caused the spider arm to flex and send the basket in a wobble condition and thus rub the front outer tub rim. does whirlpool know about this potential failure? cast aluminum does not like oxidizing detergent.

  • bobby_weeks Nov 25, 2008

    well i indeed apreciate the help from the last tech. however note that the other helps were probably good but they were not for this particular machine. maybe i did not explain the problem or identify the machine clearly? in any case i am satisfied and would probably use this service again.

  • Debbie Saltzman
    Debbie Saltzman Sep 21, 2014

    This is just happening to mine now Bobby...how did you fix yours??

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There is no recall on this model by Whirlpool .You contact the customer service get it check if this part as warranty as this due defective part in the washing machine by the company...Please use this link to warranty guide :

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In case you wanted the part you use this part list:
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Good luck....

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Check that all the struts and the springs are present and in good conditions.

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Open the door, look at the 6 o'clock position of the rubber seal now feel underneath it. You'll find a spring there. Use needle nose pliers and grasp the spring there, pull and remove the spring. Now peel the boot seal back from the 3 o'clock position, don't take the boot all the way off... just enough to give you access to the lock. Now remove the 3 screws holding the lock in place. Gently pull the lock assy out through the opening. Remove the wiring, discard the broken switch assy, wire up the new one and install it.

Make sure to get the boot seal back in place properly and that the spring goes back on just the way it was before you removed it.

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    mohammed marika thambi Nov 22, 2008

    Remove the three bolts securing the inner tub. Next the boot and then
    the 6 bolts securing the transmission to the baseplate. While waiting
    for the seal, remove the motor and clutch and clean it well.

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Hi
The agitator -- the finned part that fits on the tub shaft -- can also tear laundry if the fins are cracked or broken. You may be able to solve the problem temporarily by pinching off the splinters with pliers and lightly filing the plastic smooth, but this is just a stopgap measure; the agitator should be replaced. Replace a damaged agitator with a new one of the same type. To do this, unscrew the cap on top of the agitator. With the cap off, pull straight up on the agitator; it should lift off. If it doesn't move, rap its side with a hammer. If it still won't lift off, drive wedges under the bottom rim of the agitator to dislodge it. Then set the new agitator into place and replace the agitator cap.

Damage to the snubber, a padlike device sometimes located under the agitator cap, can cause the machine to vibrate excessively. The snubber may have a suspension spring in it. Lift off the agitator cap and examine the snubber. If the spring is broken, or if the pad is visibly worn, replace the entire snubber. Snubbers might also be found at the splash guard at the top of the tub, under the transmission, or as part of the water pump housing. Look around until you see it.

If the machine doesn't have a snubber, listen for noise at the suspension unit between the tub and the machine cabinet. The suspension unit has fins or pads that may need replacement. In some cases, the entire unit may have to be replaced. Another noise point is the basket support nut. Tighten the nut or, if you can't tighten it, replace it.

Sudden tub stops can be caused by a broken motor belt, but they are usually due to poor tub loading. Check to see if wet laundry is wadded around the bottom of the tub shaft, or under the basket or agitator assembly. Remove the basket or agitator in order to remove the laundry easily.

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Whirlpool duet front load washer banging Loudly during spin cycle as if off balance


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Clean cycle stops and rl appears


The rl code is displayed when the control detects a load of clothes in the washer during the clean washer cycle.

This code should only come up when you're trying to run a clean cycle.

There can be two causes for this message if there are no clothes in the washer while you're running the clean washer cycle.

The most serious cause of the problem would be the spin bearing. Try and turn the basket by hand and see if you fill any restrictions.
The basket can drab because of the bearing or because there are clothes between the spin basket and outer tub.

Turn the basket by hand and see if you notice anything.

You can also try to remove the belt and run the clean cycle and see if the problem repeats. If the code doesn't repeat with the belt off and there is nothing between the tub and spin basket most likely the spin bearing will have to be replaced. The bearing is part of the rear half of the tub and will require a complete tear down to change.


The rL error code during the clean cycle is likely caused by friction on the spin basket shaft since you indicate that you hear squeaking when the washer is spinning.

The squeaking is normally caused by a bad bearing in the rear tub shell.

I recommend that you have the washer diagnosed and repaired by a Sears service technician.

This type of problem will normally require an extensive tear down of the washer to repair.

It is not a problem that you can normally repair yourself.

Open the door & slowly rotate the spin basket to see if you can feel any kind of drag on the bearings.

If the bearings check good, the control board is sensing a load & will need to be replaced.

If the message rl repeats with the belt off then the most likely cause of this problem is the machine control board.


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This code should only come up when you're trying to run a clean cycle.

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Turn the basket by hand and see if you notice anything.

You can also try to remove the belt and run the clean cycle and see if the problem repeats. If the code doesn't repeat with the belt off and there is nothing between the tub and spin basket most likely the spin bearing will have to be replaced. The bearing is part of the rear half of the tub and will require a complete tear down to change.


The rL error code during the clean cycle is likely caused by friction on the spin basket shaft since you indicate that you hear squeaking when the washer is spinning.

The squeaking is normally caused by a bad bearing in the rear tub shell.

I recommend that you have the washer diagnosed and repaired by a Sears service technician.

This type of problem will normally require an extensive tear down of the washer to repair.

It is not a problem that you can normally repair yourself.

Open the door & slowly rotate the spin basket to see if you can feel any kind of drag on the bearings.

If the bearings check good, the control board is sensing a load & will need to be replaced.

If the message rl repeats with the belt off then the most likely cause of this problem is the machine control board.


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Thanks for using FixYa. If your washer is a front load washer then check these things if it is making noise--
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Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


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My kenmore HE2plus washer gives an error code (rL) when we try to do the cleaning cycle.


The rl code is displayed when the control detects a load of clothes in the washer during the clean washer cycle.

This code should only come up when you're trying to run a clean cycle.

There can be two causes for this message if there are no clothes in the washer while you're running the clean washer cycle.

The most serious cause of the problem would be the spin bearing. Try and turn the basket by hand and see if you fill any restrictions.
The basket can drab because of the bearing or because there are clothes between the spin basket and outer tub.

Turn the basket by hand and see if you notice anything.

You can also try to remove the belt and run the clean cycle and see if the problem repeats. If the code doesn't repeat with the belt off and there is nothing between the tub and spin basket most likely the spin bearing will have to be replaced. The bearing is part of the rear half of the tub and will require a complete tear down to change.


The rL error code during the clean cycle is likely caused by friction on the spin basket shaft since you indicate that you hear squeaking when the washer is spinning.

The squeaking is normally caused by a bad bearing in the rear tub shell.

I recommend that you have the washer diagnosed and repaired by a Sears service technician.

This type of problem will normally require an extensive tear down of the washer to repair.

It is not a problem that you can normally repair yourself.

Open the door & slowly rotate the spin basket to see if you can feel any kind of drag on the bearings.

If the bearings check good, the control board is sensing a load & will need to be replaced.

If the message rl repeats with the belt off then the most likely cause of this problem is the machine control board.


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My empty washer keeps giving me an rl error while trying to run cleaning cycle


The rl code is displayed when the control detects a load of clothes in the washer during the clean washer cycle.

This code should only come up when you're trying to run a clean cycle.

There can be two causes for this message if there are no clothes in the washer while you're running the clean washer cycle.

The most serious cause of the problem would be the spin bearing. Try and turn the basket by hand and see if you fill any restrictions.
The basket can drab because of the bearing or because there are clothes between the spin basket and outer tub.

Turn the basket by hand and see if you notice anything.

You can also try to remove the belt and run the clean cycle and see if the problem repeats. If the code doesn't repeat with the belt off and there is nothing between the tub and spin basket most likely the spin bearing will have to be replaced. The bearing is part of the rear half of the tub and will require a complete tear down to change.


The rL error code during the clean cycle is likely caused by friction on the spin basket shaft since you indicate that you hear squeaking when the washer is spinning.

The squeaking is normally caused by a bad bearing in the rear tub shell.

I recommend that you have the washer diagnosed and repaired by a Sears service technician.

This type of problem will normally require an extensive tear down of the washer to repair.

It is not a problem that you can normally repair yourself.

Open the door & slowly rotate the spin basket to see if you can feel any kind of drag on the bearings.

If the bearings check good, the control board is sensing a load & will need to be replaced.

If the message rl repeats with the belt off then the most likely cause of this problem is the machine control board.


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