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SOURCE: Tub and Basket
Fairway, sounds like you have a worn drive block. You are going to have to remove the agitator and inspect the drive block. If it is the drive block you will get some good hammering when the spin cycle stops. I will attach some photos of a worn out drive block. If you want to attempt to handle this yourself, we can walk you through it. Catriver..post back.
Posted on Oct 23, 2006
get a flashlight and see if a foreign object has fallen down through one of the tub holes and is jamming the tub you have to look real close
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
suspect noisy brake not a major concern but not a pleasant noise to listen to..best not try repairing yourself ..believe that may be a maytag version if so brake spring can be dangerous to release without proper tools
Posted on May 01, 2008
I had the same problem and being a procrastinator, I waited until the belt came off before launching a full scale investigation into the knocking noise it had been making for about a year. Here is what I found and below that is my no guarantees fix.....
I removed the nut and pulled the tub pulley off. I noticed the tub shaft has a "shoulder bolt" and the pulley could not be tightened onto the shoulder bolt with enough squeeze to keep the tub pulley from wobbling. Tolerance issue... maybe? I decided to measure the keyed tub shaft with calipers and found the thickest part of the shaft to be 1" ish. The Shaft is part of the tub bearing assembly (from my observation) and the tub shaft is part of the tub bearing which measured 1 1/4" diameter. I found a washer that was 1" inside diameter and 1 1/4" outside diameter and placed it over the tub shaft behind the tub pulley. I tightened the nut snugly and reinstalled the belt. Ahhhhh, quiet operation and no more wobble. I will let you know if it causes another problem but from what I can tell.... replacing the tub pulley with another of the same dimensions will not work.
you don't need a very thick washer(my washer is too thick (.1"ish) so I will replace it soon(yeah right) with 1/32" or maybe 1/16"...I used rubber but I think steel or brass or what ever would probably work too.
Purists will tell you that the lock nut should be replaced, or if you don't use the permanent thread locker you could use loctite.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
Dear Hi, The reason for the nuisance is that the vibration mount on front end of the tub is worn out and you need to replace the same. you can DIY but its better if you take a technical help with someone who knows how to change them. Replacing the vibration mounts will solve your problem. Make sure that you replace both the mounts as otherwise it may again lead to unbalanced mounting and you may have the problem again too soon on the otherside.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
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