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WHIRLPOOL 5125 LOUND NOISE

My whirlpool 5125 seems to be fine until on max spin then makes loud clanking sound. Any ideas please.

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  • gc2712 Feb 07, 2009

    I have a Whirlpool AWM5100 (I assume is similar to the 5125), which also makes a metallic clanking when on the spin cycle. Our suspicion is that it is a bra underwire that went missing!

    What i want to know is is there any access point to retrieve the offending metal object, and if so is there any pictorial or diagram of how to access. I have plenty of time to fix myself but alas no money for servicemen




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I take it you are refering to the AWM5125

The sound you hear are the bearings on their way out. You will need a replacement rear tub half

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