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Kenmore he 2130 washer very loud wash plate drive

Very loud grinding during sensing and wash cycle while wash plate is moving. Fills, spins, and drains fine. Noise has gotten much louder over last couple of months. Model 11021302010.

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  • Bhinkle Nov 27, 2012

    I forgot to say that the washer doesn't make any unusual noise during spin cycle. So I don't suspect belt or motor. I suspect worn gear teeth in transmission or somewhere in the drive train.

  • Bhinkle Nov 28, 2012

    I removed the wash plate to see if something had gotten under it. Nothing, however there are slots in the tub that would allow a screw or something to fall through. Need to get a hub wrench to go further.

  • Bhinkle Dec 18, 2012

    Solved my noise problem. Laid the washer on its side to see the drive and components. This is a belt drive, not direct drive. The nut holding the driven pulley had come off ( as a result of the back and forth motion of the wash plate and the absence of any locking washer). The pulley had chewed into the plastic guard over time and eventually slipped down the shaft by maybe 1/4 inch. This prevented the teeth in the upper surface of the pulley to fully engage the teeth of the cam. So the noise was the teeth grinding instead of meshing. Replaced the nut, checked the belt. While I had it tipped over I pulled off the pump to make sure there wasn't any debris in it, all clear. Test load, good as new.

  • Hiarjn
    Hiarjn Nov 24, 2013

    That's exactly what my problem was as well. I replaced the nut this time with a lock washer and it now works like new.

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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.

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When the washer initially fills for the wash, is it only hot water entering the drum? Try switching the water temperature between hot and cold as it fills. If any of them show little or no water getting through, it sounds too easy but check to make sure water supply taps are on, and that the cold/hot fill hoses aren't reversed. Remove the fill hoses and check any of the screen filters for blockage (in the hoses and in the inlet water valve). When the machine stops and waits to fill but all you hear is a hum, it sounds like there is power going to the valve but water is not able to get through it.
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