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Noise at the end of spin cycle

My top load washer makes a loud noise at the end of the spin cycle model number GSW9800PW2 SN-CT0640693

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  • Toby Norton
    Toby Norton May 11, 2010

    I'd be happy to help you with your loud noise. I do need to ask some qualifying questions to narrow down where it might be coming from. First, I would like you to place your machine with a load of wash in in it (preferably towels or jeans) then fill up the tub with water. Once you have let them agitate or soak the water in, advance your timer around to the high speed setting. This will let the water drain back out. Now we have a heavy load best to do testing with. After the water has drain, you may have to turn it off then back on (depending on when your neutral drain starts). The point of the test though is we want that load spinning on high speed for about 1 1/2-2 minutes. Now I want you to raise the lid slightly. Did the machine jump? If you open the lid, is the area where you put your clothes coasting to a stop? Most of the loud sounds by at the end of the cycle are caused by a bad basket drive tube, a bad drive block, or a combination of the 2. Let me know the results and I'll type you up a walk through of repair steps. A bad basket drive runs around 100.00 for the part. A drive block runs around 15.00 for the part. The specialty tool that may be required depending on your answer runs about 27.00. Given the wide cost range, I will need your test results to find out what you will need for repairs and approximate price for your parts.

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