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My kenmore washing machine make a loud thumping sound,model number 41744042400 just replaced shook absorbers and still thumping. think i have to take the drum appart?

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Are the springs intact that hold the drum also?

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

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  • jason Dec 03, 2012

    yes, sounds like the noise is coming from inside the drum. it just in 1 spot that it kinda clanks. is there somthing between the stainless drum and the drum housing that could make this happen?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 03, 2012

    The paddles inside the drum snap in on some of those models. See if one is loose and post back to me.

  • jason Dec 03, 2012

    is that inside the stainless?

  • jason Dec 03, 2012

    cause ther is a dryer on top that dont really want to take off if i dont have to0

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 03, 2012

    NO, you can check it from inside. This model may not have the snap in paddles.


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I just went through the same issue with my Kenmore front loading washing machine. I assumed (and a Sears repairman also told me) that it is the bearings. After I took the drum assembly out, I saw the rear drum broken and the inner tub hitting the outer tub. I ordered the outer drum assembly and only when I took the inner drum assembly out I realized the the "Spider" attached to the inner drum (and spindle) was broken. Entire drum assembly cost $417 + shipping and it may be cheaper in the long run to buy a new washer. I like the front loaders because they save water and good for the environment, but the US manufacturers have not yet perfected the technology like European manufacturers (or they don't want the machines to last too long just like cars). Anyway, I am looking into welding the spider tomorrow. If not will return the outer tub assembly and buy a top loading washer for $300!

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my friend had this happen,apparrently a bearing was leaking then finally broke!

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