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Your bearings will need replaced. Usually, the transmission is near the end of it\'s life by the time this happens and since it\'s easier to change out the transmission than the bearings (the bearings are part of the transmission) it fixes your bearing problem. However fixing just the bearings is a lot cheaper. There are some things you can check to see if the transmission itself needs replaced.
First thing is to look at the inside of the front panel you removed. If there is a band of slung oil about a foot from the bottom the transmission is toast.
If no oil is present lift the lid and remove the agitator. It pulls straight up (no screws to remove) with a quick jerking motion. I just put my hands around the neck of it like i\'m choking it and give it a quick kind of hard jerk. If it gives you trouble let me know. Once it\'s removed you will see a large plastic coupler. Make sure it doesn\'t spin and wiggle it side to side. There should be no spin or wiggle. If there is wiggle there may be a sick sloshy sound as you wiggle it back and forth. That\'s oil and you will most likely see it on the underside of the coupler as well. Use the machine a few more times and you may see oil on your clothes. Obviously that transmission has gotta go. If you are handy with tools you can change it yourself. There is a large 1 11/16" hub nut that will need removed. Other than that no special tools are required. Still plan on using up the good part of a day replacing it if you\'ve never done it and completely dismantling the machine. When you are done though you will enjoy a machine that is practically new again. You can buy new transmissions on eBay for somewhere between $100 - $150 any day of the week. The $150 ones should come with a new hub nut, tub seal and turtle brake at the very least, if not you\'ll need to purchase them seperately. It\'s also possible you\'d need what they call a tub bearing, but usually those are okay. Let me know. I can walk you through the process or perhaps find you more info. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
If it is a smooth continuous sound it is the bearings. If it is a bumping sound it is the mounts.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you begin dissassembly from the tub down, you wil come to the transmission with the spindle sticking out of it. If you undo the bendable tabs all around the transmission it comes apart in two halves. Careful, its full of oil. The spindle has a plastic gear bolted to the bottom of it. It meshes with other gears in the tranny. It has sheered teath and is making the noise.
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
not nesseccarrily your pump, possible you have a rear bearing going bad, which will sound as if a helicopter is coming through your laundry room. ( noisy pump can be the issue , honestly a better and cheapre problem to have) in order to determine if its apump problem you can remove the lower access panel and unplug the pump then start the spinn cycle, if it still loud the pumpms not hte issue.
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
Usually this is due to either the drum support breaking or the back bearing being bad-neither easy to fix- or worth it. Try lifting the drum up and down, if it moves up and down they are bad. I see this a lot, and the price of repair isn't worth it. Craig
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
judging by the description i would say more likely the coupler
its a three peice part that sits between the mototr and transmission, kinda like a clutch,
anyway it is easily repaired
and available on appliancepartspro.com
type in your model number.....
look for motor coupler
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
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