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During agitation it sounds like it is slipping and grinding

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Just a few days ago, I noticed that when the agitation cycle started, it sounded like grinding every few seconds.  What could this be?

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  • grecianqueen Oct 18, 2007

    I don't see any water leaking in the tray.  The spin cycle works fine.  It seems like the sound is coming from the area where the agitator is.

  • grecianqueen Oct 18, 2007

    Iam listening to it now.  It is in the 2nd cycle agitation.  It will agitate for a few moments fine and then start to grind.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    I have a Kenmore 70 series top loader that grinds and will not move the agitator, what do you think it is?

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It could be a number of issues really.  Smaller issues could be something under the agitator, etc, to moderate problems, like a motor coupler, loose basket, etc.  Could also be a major problem like a motor or transmission.  A lot of times its the motor coupler or pump making the noise.  Both are pretty easy to replace.  Maybe some more information.  Do you happen to know where the noise is coming from?  Is it coming from the front of the cabinet or in the basket area?  Any small water leaks?  Does the spin cycle work ok?  Let me know some other information and maybe we can narrow down the problem to one particuliar area.   Jim

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