Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
All of a sudden my washer starting making horrible noises during the spin cycle. Depending on what I am washing, I sometimes use the extra high spin speed. It is since I started using this that I have the problem.
What I noticed is the ring that the tub rotates on (appliance repair person said this is called the tub support) started breaking apart. It is a fiberglass coated piece.
I do not have the extended warranty. An appliance repair person that I talked to said this is a known problem. Once the breakdown occurs, the tub and everything else needs to be replaced according to him and would probably cost about $500 with parts and labor.
Has anyone else experienced this or knows of people that have?
I had a bad "clanking" sound during the spin cycle on my
GHW9200LW so I took the back panel off and found that the H2o shield for the drive motor had worked itself loose. I removed Poly-V belt and removed one bolt and motor comes out easily. I found one of the 3 screws that attaches the shield on the floor of the washing machine cabinet. I reinstalled all 3 screws and reinstalled motor and belt. Noise fixed.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
I had the same problem with our Frigidaire front loader. Had to take the washer completely apart and traced the problem to broken two out of three arms that attach the basket to the shaft in the back that turns it. I had to purchase new basket for $200.00 and replace it by myself. If I had it replaced by service man, it would probably cost $400.00 or almost half of new machine.
There could be other, less expensive causes. There are springs and cables that counterweigh the weight of the basket. These springs sometime un-attach themselves due to the vibration of the machine. Simple re-attachment of these may correct the problem.
Any of these solutions require the washer to be opened and the exact cause diagnosed. Try not to use the washer untill it is repaired as continuing vibrations and banging will do more and more damage to the machine.
If you decide to do further investigation on your own, make sure the machine is unplugged before attempting to open the back covers!
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
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