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Washer makes a noise in the regular cycle

How much transmision fluid is suppose to be in te transmisson. Gentle cyle s fairly quite it's mostly in regular cycle.

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  • jonnyjv47 Jan 26, 2009

    Thanks for getting back to me. There is NO motor coupling between the motor and transmission. I did notice on the bottom of the transmision there is a round copper cylinder.The coil in the cylinder is broke.It looks like the coppper just snapped.Can you buy just this piece or do you have to buy the whole transmission.I looked on the Sears site but it doesn't show this part.Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


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It probably doesn't have anything to do with the fluid. There is no way to really check and it isn't normal transmission fluid. If it's making a noise in the regular cycle but not the gentle it may be that the trans is going bad. You might want to check on the motor coupling though and see how it is. That is the small round piece that sits between the trans and the motor. If it is getting worn out or starting to break it will cause noise. Check on that though and if it looks bad to you replace it. It's cheap and easy. If you have any other questions feel free to ask me and also let me know if this was helpful to you. Good luck and glad to help.

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    Dan Harris Jan 26, 2009

    It sounds like you have a belt drive motor washing machine. A belt drive won't have a motor coupling as it is replaced by the mess of belt that goes around everything. Sears most likely won't have any parts on the website but what you can do is call the Sears Home Repair center and talk to someone there about getting one of those parts. They can either order it for you or refer you to a place to get it. If you have an appliance repair shop in your town they would have the part you need. Just to let you know though, a belt drive washing machine is very hard to work on. Even a lot of technicians have problems with them. If a part on your washer has started having problems though, you may want to think about getting a new machine. Once a part goes bad on a belt drive, you will see more problems start to arise. That has been my experience with them at least. Let me know if you have any other questions though. Good luck to you though with what ever you choose to do.


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