My washer was tilted forward and now it is making a strange noise
We had to get something out from behind it so my son tilted it forward not knowing there was a load of clothes inside that had just finshed washing. When the machine was set back in place it started making a loud noise during the entire wash cycle and then after it shut off I noticed water was on the floor.
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YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE A BROKEN MOTOR COUPLING. Remove the screws holding the control panel,(can be in front or back on the end caps) newer models you need to slide a putty knife under the front edges to release the clip.The control panel will come forward then flip up. Next use a screwdriver to pop out the spring clamps that hold the cabinet onto the frame. They are about 3/4 of an inch wide and about 3 inches from each side. Disconnect the lid switch. Now you can tilt the cabinet away from the back of the machine, while tilting the bottom front of the cabinet will slide out and the cabinet can be set aside. now you will have access to the motor etc. Release the clamps holding the pump onto the motor. Now you should see two screws that hold the motor clamps, one above and one below the motor shaft, remove those. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pop off the clamps holding the motor. pull motor out to expose coupling. Make sure to use part # 285753A. repair sould take 10 minutes.
assuming it is a front loader. Check if transport bolts are not still attatched. If not, open back cover and look for shocks for breakage or being siszed. Do you have a noise from the drum while spinning and having no load. If so, the bearings need to be replaced.
sounds like you have something stuck in your pump. I know it sounds strange that it more than likly does not make any noise in the drain. But i garrenty you there is a problem within your pump. Tilt the unit back and prop against the wall. DO NOT TIP ALL THE WAY OVER! you will see the pump it has 2 clips unclip them take the 2 hoses off and remove the pump. water will come out so be prepaired with towels. look inside the pump there will either be money in there or a bra wire. MAKE SURE YOU TURN THE POWER OFF FIRST. Let me know how it goes
Something has become stuck in the drain pump. 1. Remove the back cover. The drain pump is in the lower left corner. 2. Tilt machine forward for easier access. 3. Unplug the pump motor power plug. 4. Loosen the hose clamp from the tub. 5. Remove the drain hose connection from the pump. 6. Remove the three screws securing the pump to the tub. 7. Remove debris from pump. 8. Replace pump. 9. Merry Christmas...
If the tub is getting out of ballance you can first make sure the rear automatic feet are leveled by tilting the washer forward and dropping it back down, the rear feet are made to automatically level when the machine is tilted forward. If after leveling you still have a problem the kenmore washers have springs that center the wash basket into place. Pull the washer out and tilt it back you should be able to see the springs on the back bottom of the wash tub. The are directly behind the motor and transmission. These springs can be easily replaced if broken or if they have came out of position. Good luck with your repair and I really hope this helped you. Please rate me if I helped.
forgot to include the most important step! We got the dimes out after wadding up a small piece of duct tape, sticky side out, and using locking forceps to grip the tape while fishing out the dimes from the drain pump.
facing the washer locates the two screws. They will either be in the front or rear of the control panel or back them out far as you can. Once you have done that pull the control panel slightly forward, and tilt it back on the hinges. Now unplug the lid switch wire but don't forget to plug it back when you’re done. Next locate at the rear of the washer body the two gold clips then push forward, and take careful note of how they fit. Then pop them out with a screw driver tilt the washer body forward at 45 degree angel and walk forward with the body, and set it down. then you can acess the lid switch
The model number is usually under the lid on the machine towards the rear of the opening where you place your clothes. For a humming noise, I would first pull my washer forward and tilt it back about 45 degrees resting the top against the wall. I would look up at the front, center for the white peice of plastic. That's your pump.There is a clip on the top and on the bottom of it that will slide off (with a fair amount of pressure). After they are off slide the pump forward so it is not on the motor shaft any more. Now tilt the machine back down and try spinning it again. Does it still hum? Yes - probably bad contacts in yout timer and you need to repalce your timer. No - probably something stuck in your pump keeping it from turning. Disconnect the black hoses and drain the remaining water out. Look into the holes on the pump to see if you can remove the forign object.
facing the washer locate the two screws. They will either be in the front or rear of the control panel and back them out far as you can. Once you have done that pull the control panel slightly forward, and tilt it back on the hinges. Now unplug the lid switch wire but don't forget to plug it back when your done. Next locate at the rear of the washer body the two gold clips then push forward, and take careful note of how they fit. Then pop them out with a screw driver tilt the washer body forward at 45 degree angel and walk forward with the body, and set it down.
The overload protector is in the motor. Once it heats up, it trips. You likely have something not moving to cause it to trip. Pull your washer forward and tilt it back to about a 45 degree angle. (it will rest against the wall behind it instead of falling forward) Remove the belt and rotate all 3 pulleys to make sure they are moving freely. If the pump pulley (the one on the right hand side)doesn't rotate, you likely have a forign object in there or just a bad pump. If the transmission pulley (the large one in the middle) doesn't rotate, check for forign objectes between the tub and backet. If the one on the left doesn't rotate, it's time for a new motor.