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Why does my washer make noise before the spin cycle

Very loud spin cycle

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Depending on what the noise sounds like, these front load washers have rear bearing issues. The drum bearing is just not strong enough to support the weight and the larger the drum the more weight and I doubt they use larger bearings for more cubic feet machines. They need a buddy bearing or some sort of support to take all the weight off the rear bearing.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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SOURCE: Loud Noise - Spin Cycle

If the washer is making a squealing noise, the problem is more likely to be the basket drive. If it is more like a rattling sound, the centerpost bearings are probably worn out. Open machine's rear panel and spin the basket manually by turning the drive pulley, to find out from where exactly the noise come from. Defective part should be replaced. Good luck !!

Posted on Jun 29, 2006

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It sounds like the bearings are going bad. Try spinning the drum with your hand while it is empty. It should spin nice and smooth. If the rotation feels a little rough and noisy, you might have a problem. You can double check by taking the drive belt off and try shaking the pulley. If there is "play" when shaking the pulley, the bearings are most likely toast. The inner stainless drum rides on two bearings which sit in the rear of the outer plastic drum. The whole plastic drum and bearings come as one piece and go for $150. It would cost about the price of a new maching to have someone come out and repair it for you. It sounds like kenmore has had a bearing problem which is pretty rediculous considering how much these things cost. Sears said, "those tend to go in a few years", which is criminal especially since the warrenty is usually conveniently exopired by the time this problem happens. If you are handy, have a spare day, and can remember how to put a washing machine back together, go for it. I did it and it was not a fun time. There is a lot of sharp metal edges in the machine so wear gloves. good luck

Posted on Nov 14, 2006

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SOURCE: washer flashed f-21/ stopped in the middle of

You have to call the serviceman

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