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Model # 417.40042990 makes awful noise when spinning, took back off and discovered a rusty spray from the back of the drum/tumbler.

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SOURCE: Clanking noise during spin cycle

I was told by 3 technicians that my washer had shot bearings and this is a common problem for the Kenmore Elite Front loader.

Sears knows it and will not do anything about it except try to sell you a new washer since it costs $800 to replace the unit with the bearings.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore HE3 Front Loader Washing Machine tumbler

The metal basket (inner basket) has a broken spider (these are the support brackets that hold the basket to the bearing shaft). The inner basket will need to be replaced and the front and rear shell of the drum may also need to be replaced depending if any other damage has been done. It's a big job, about 2 hours for a good tech.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: will fill and drain but won't spin without assistance.

The safety switch could be broken or loose. This switch tells the machine that the lid is closed so that it only spins with it closed.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore model #417 40042990 Front Load Washer is

I would firstly take the back cover off and check the belt has not come off. Then check that the drain pump is not blocked.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

SOURCE: Over loaded my front load lg washer and now it is not able to spin. Makes awful grinding noise. Is this something I can fix myself?

this hapened to me years ago it was an easy fix I took apart my washer ther should be a belt that almost looks like a belt off a car it probably went off track once you get it apart try spinning the belt you should be able to fix yourself

Posted on Jul 06, 2012

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