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Spanner nut becomes loose machine makes loud noise will not work

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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most ge washers you just get ya fingers under the bottom and jerk up hard they have a plastic piece under them that has to be replaced from time to time its no big deal

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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SOURCE: the 13/16 nut that holds the tub down keeps falling off

II suspect it is bad design, imagine that. We are having the same problem. After replacing the nut and using lock tight on threads, it worked two days and loosened again. My next attempt will be to "stake" the nut in place. This involves using a chisel and hammer to lock the nut in place by deforming the nut and shaft with a 90 degree dent. A second alternative will be to drill and install an allen head screw to lock shaft threads to nut.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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Are you aware of the fact that the hub nut on a GE washer has a left hand thread?

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Machine making a very loud noise when it spins

Sounds like the bearings are broken and it may need a major repair. You may need to consider to buy a new washer machine.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:!retrieveModelDetails.pd?modelNumber=11092584100&productCategoryId=0153200&brandId=0582&brandDescription=KENMORE&modelName=WASHER&searchedModel=110.92584110

and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

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I'd essentially pull the washer apart to check that everything is in place.


See the following for a detailed description of how to do it.


You don't have to buy a special spanner wrench ($20) to remove the spanner nut. I've used a short 10" pipe wrench (about $9.00 also good for cracking walnuts) hooked over one of the tabs on the spanner nut, tap the handle with a hammer and it should loosen.

Also, don't directly hit the drive block with a hammer. Use a short piece of wood under the drive block and tap up on the wood.

The problem does point to the drive block and/or the nut holding the tub to the block. The block is soft metal and easily damaged if the nut isn't tight. Also check the tabs on the tub to make sure that they fit into the notches in the block.

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