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My kenmore 417.42042100 model front loading washer is making a loud banging noise during the spin cycle.

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  • evalera Nov 28, 2008

    when the washing machine spins, there is a lod banging sound

  • kathleenu Jan 02, 2009

    banging and almost like it's unbalanced during the spin cycle. terrible noise!

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    It began yesterday. It is a horrible banging noise. At first I thought the washing machine was bouncing around but upon inspection realized that it was coming from the machine itself.

  • rdub6 May 15, 2009

    I have a similar problem. It seems as if the inner portion of the tub is hitting the outter plastic housing. It does seem off balance when spinning when looking at it from the top. I'll check out the springs to see if any have come off. 

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Here's what the problem is. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwpKP_9_fAA&feature=player_embedded

It's been designed to fail so that you buy an expensive part. 

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  • rdub6 May 16, 2009

    I just mine completely apart and was lucky for the particular part not to be broken yet. Turns out it was the bearings that blew up. Water was past the seal and very little grease was left. It's off balance because of the inner bearing. Also, if you continue to use it while scraping the sides, there are 3 screws that will eventually scrape a hole in the plastic tub. 

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Remove bottom panel 2 screw 1/4 in you will have access to complete bottom of machine inspect shocks when off balance usually 1 or 2 are broken

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Kenmore front load washer model no 417.042042100. One of the shocks is broken. How hard are they to replace?

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SOURCE: Loud Noise during spin cycle

drum bearings are gone,it would cost too much to repair,the drum shaft would to be repalced as well.Sorry

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

SOURCE: kenmore series 80 washer makes loud knocking noise during spin cy

Unless your front loader is set firmly on concrete and leveled to perfection, the force of a heavy wash load spinning in excess of 1000rpm will create a bit of vibration and noise.A firm footing is your best defense against to much movement.
Also due to the earlier movements during the spin cycle, the shocks that are used to dampen the spin cycle might have been broken or damaged.
If the problem persists inspite of proper levelling, please do check for the shocks or might have them replaced them for good.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series 110 washer making loud noise during final spin

Make sure all springs are still in their place tilt the machine back and look under it and you can see them. 2nd all legs must be level as well as the floor.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore front load washer #44072 drum banging noise

I have the same problem...the solution is called new washer. I was told it could be overhauled to the tune about $600...barrings are going out. Mine is just 7 years old and that's disappointing.

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SOURCE: loud banging noise during spin cycle of my front

If you spin the drum by hand, does it make any kind of thumping or banging noise? If it does, then you probally have a broken spider arm(s). This is very expensive to repair, unless you are handy, it may not be worth fixing. The link below shows the problem and how it can be fixed.
http://www.jimwilliamson.net/misc/2006-08-28-front-load-washer/index.html

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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