The drum seems to be loosening from the rear drive
I can get the drum to clunk by simply lifting it from the front or rolling it over slowly. It appears that whatever couples the drum to the drive has lossened or broken. I am looking for a way to get to the back of the drum to effect the nessecary repairs.
Re: the drum seems to be loosening from the rear drive
I have the exact thing happen and in order to get to the back of the drum you ll have to open up the unit and remove and split the whole tub assembly. What I found is the shaft that supports the stainless steel drum was broken in 3 spots(all 3 arms connected to drum). I ve done some searching and believe the part is about 250.00 so as for my washer I m looking at getting a new one. You could ask around I believe its called the drum support shaft but for me I m looking for a new unit possibly a LG. I hope this helped you out.
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hi try pushing drum at the top at the back if it lifts and nocks at all its the rear bearing cover on bake held by 2 screws you will see a pin through the shaft remove this lever bearing out to replace take lid off put bearing on shaft lift drum by rear edge so you can seat bearing
If a front loader type, try lifting up on the drum. If it clunks and seems to move somewhat easily, it is probably the front bearing on drum rear support shaft--a major tear-down to replace. If a top loader, try tipping the basket (that spins) in several directions--if it makes clunking sounds, try removing the agitator and check the tub mounting bolts at the bottom center for tightness. If ok, tip the tub again and watch for movement. It may have a bad bearing below the tub at the center area. Remove the tub bolts and pull the tub out revealing the drive hub underneath. Don't know if you would have to drop the transmission to repair what you find. Good luck!
Is the clunk noticed as soon as the brake pedal is released? Your brake shoes engage in the rear drum when the brake pedal is pressed and then release as the brake pedal is released. Your shoes may be worn and might be "hanging up" for a brief period, that would make a clunk sound your describing
Clunking could be from bad rollers or cracked drum. Check the drum seam for a crack. If its the rollers you can do the same thing as drum replacement only order the rollers. I got my parts from Sears parts. The below is for a 2514 but should be close for yours.
Ordered drum from Sears parts. 3045EL1002D Cost of 85$ + 15 to ship. It came in 5 days.
Here is how to do it on a DLE2514W. Takes about an hour. I only used a phillips screw
driver. Take your time and look over the situation. I hope that I rememberd
everything. Good luck. Dryer Drum Repair
Dryer Drum Repair
1. Remove L bracket with 6 screws at the top, rear. 2. Slide top back 2 inches to unlatch and remove. 3. Remove control panel with 2 screws at top, inside corners. 4. Carefully unplug 4 plugs from back of control panel. 5. Looking at inside at the top. Remove wiring bundle from 2 guides. 6. Unplug wire from dryer light. 7. Open dryer door and unscrew 2 screws behind door just below lint trap. 8. Remove 4 screws at top of front panel that holds the door. 9. Lift up front panel to remove. I couldn't get the door switch plug to disconnect so I carefully rotated it an set it on top of the dryer. 10. Remove upper case bracket with 2 screws in front and 2 screws inside at top. 11. slide up a bit to unlock from sides. Watch routing of dryer switch wire bundle. 12. Remove lint trap duct with 2 machine screws. Carefully slide down to remove. 13. Remove front drum support with 4 screws attached to sides. Lift up to disengage
sides. Lift drum to free from rollers. 14. Observe how drive belt is routed around motor and tension roller. Push tension
roller up and release belt. Carefully take belt off and remove. 15. Almost done. Lift drum up at rear to free from rear rollers. Remove. 16. While your're there vacuume up dust and reverse procedure to install.
can you reach inside the unit and grab tub and lift it up(as if perhaps the rear shaft has loosened causing more then a 1/4 inch of play in inner drum??? if that s the case sounds as if perhaps you have a bad rear bearing (over $700 in parts alone)
actually you probably blew element ..pop top up at corners with puty knife to release clips lift top remove 1 screw each side remove any wires to front panel ..panel will lift off clips from rear remove panel left bottom reach in and remove belt from idler/motor pulley note the belt routing first from front remove the yellow block lift up on rear of drum and pull drum out elemnt behind drum ..engineer who designed that element needs to do a few of those in a tight laundry room for about a month