Question about Washing Machines
Hello I have a Kenmore Elite HE3t front loading clothes washer. We started hearing a loud noise on the spinning cycle it sounded like the drum was way out of ballance. We used the washer a couple more times Still making the drum out of ballance noise. We starting seeing gray shreaded plastic in the drum so we looked around the door seal and there was a piece of gray plastic that goes around the outside of the drum that was all chued up and hanging out and broken. Is this somthing i could handle or do i need a service man to fix it. Thanks Walt
Sounds like your bearings are worn and need replacing... a horrible job. The frayed plastic may mean a new drum. To replace the bearings you must remove and separate the drum which requires removing the top, front, and back panels. Lots of clips, screws, hoses, wires.... I'd take it on if this were my unit; but for a client, I'd say get a new one. This is not uncommon for these units. Sorry.
Posted on Feb 16, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore elite washer problem
my kenmore elite finish washing my clothes, but when i open the door the washer didnt rinse and drain the water. i try to put it to rinse and drain again, but continue with the same problem...
the washer beeps when the clothe its done but when i open the door didnt rinse and drain the water all the water still there.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.
First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
This gets a little tricky.
It sounds as if, based upon the weight in the tub being reduced, the noise gets less. Something is pressing on something else due to the weight.
If you look at the gearcase parts section of the Sears site, you'll see parts called the agitate gear and agitate cam.
If the agitate cam wears (it's two plastic pieces) when the transmission moves to the spin cycle, the cam is supposed to lift the gear above it.
If it doesn't lift the gear high enough, you'll hear loud gear noise. This may lessen as the washer pumps water out and there is less weight on the spring.
We had the same problem with a washer and found that by replacing the cams, the noise went away.
Please see GURU JSROCK516 Description of how to remove cabinet and access the transmission. http://www.fixya.com/support/r699497-replacing_gearcase
Assuming that you know how to remove the cabinet, agitator (you don't need to remove the tub), pump, motor and transmission the agitator cam and follower use the same whirlpool part number 62580/01. This is a plastic set used to raise the agitate gear on the shaft.
I had the same problem with gear grinding and this solved it.
Pull the transmission.
Remove the clutch (the spring holding the clutch to the spin pinion is a bear to replace.
Remove the 8 transmission screws carefully, the transmission is full (15 oz.) of 80-90 weight oil.
Remove the transmission cover.
Pull off the spin pinion.
Push down on the agitate spring and remove the spring clip. Note where is attaches to the main shaft.
The two plastic agitate cam parts pull right off. Don't lose the washer on top of the cams.
Replace the cams, washer, spring and clip, pinion, oil (assuming you drained the oil first), cover and clutch parts.
Line up the transmission so that the release cam on the brake drum will snap onto the clutch spring retaining clip and put all parts back in the washer.
The basic tools are screwdriver, small socket set with up to a 1/2" socket, vice grips or good pliers (to remove and replace clips)
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
We experienced the same thing. I was able to restart and locate the noise to the water pump. After disassembling the water pump found the impeller shaft sliding out. For some reason this shaft will not stay in place. Had to order a complete pump assembly as the electric motor is not available.
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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