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Kenmore 43042 front load banging during spin cycle

My front load washer recently starting banging during the spin cycle like it's going to tear itself apart. I took the top and back off and I can find no problem with anything in the unit. The bearings and pulley/belt all seem to be fine with no noise or rough spots. I have seen some prior similar posts and it appears that some people are replacing the complete inner and outer drum units to solve the problem. Prior to spending another 1/2 of what the washer cost was originally I was hoping this might be a common problem with a more simple solution? Does anyone know if there is an easier/cheaper fix for this problem?

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  • ExpressDeliv Dec 08, 2008

    My Kenmore 43042 made a loud noise and shook then stopped working. It's less than 4 years old. I called Sears/Kenmore and they offered to do nothing although are well aware of the defective design of this machine.

    I won't be buying Sears again.

  • lshagoury Dec 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. The washer is less than 3 years old.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    • the problem is the rear outer tub has bearings and more than likely its thebearing towards the front of the machine, i took my washer apart knocked the bearings out, went to a auto store, matched the new bearings to the old and replaced them, it took awhile to do the job, but it only cost me 20 dollars, compared to the 700.00 sears wanted.

  • fobage Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem but I also have a big leak that occurs while filling. The bearing going out would it also cause a gap that would also cause a leak? The control board has got wet and blown for the third time in 4 years is theie anyone that can rebuild. They are almost $200.00 a board.



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SOURCE: Noise during high speed spin cycle

sounds like the bearings need replaced, when replacing bearings you need to replace all of them to ensure proper function and life longevity.

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SOURCE: bearing noise

You have to remove the outer tub assy from the cabinet then split the halfs, We're told the the bearings are part of the rear tub housing. You might be able to press out the bearings

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SOURCE: Clanking noise during spin cycle

I was told by 3 technicians that my washer had shot bearings and this is a common problem for the Kenmore Elite Front loader.

Sears knows it and will not do anything about it except try to sell you a new washer since it costs $800 to replace the unit with the bearings.

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SOURCE: frigidaire crtr9300

from the top access ,
check the suspension out like you would a car,
move the drum up and down and sideways ,
it should resist and settle w/o bounce,
the springs should be tight.
the placement of the marks will give you an indication as to which opposite arm or spring is weak.

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