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4 yr old Kenmore Elite HE when in spin cycle it makes a whining sound like a button is inside the tub.

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Could be a bad bearing in the back or lots of lint somewhere causing frictions, Straighten out a metal clothes hanger and stick it around the edge, if lint starts coming out then maybe that's the problem there

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

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zato2

Could be a loose belt, or drum bearings,or ( drum rollers if your model is so equiped) In my mind machine would be worth repair when needed.
hope this is helpful
handiman518

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore front loading HE3 makes knocking sounds during spin cycle

Ours started knocking several months ago and then progressed to a high pitched sound when in the spin cycle. I manually turned the drum and heard and felt a bearing roughness. I lifted the drum assembly and felt a fair amount of play, which I think the initial knocking noise came from. On the sears web site a new rear drum mount cost 293.00. Today we went and bought a LG model wm2455hw at Home depot, on sale until 2/20/08. I couldn't see paying to repair a machine that only lasted four years.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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it could be the direct drive coupling that connects the motor to the transmission. fill it up with water and see if it will agitate, if it will NOT agitate then it is a good chance that this is the problem. 0404472.jpg
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worse case scenario is the transmission is bad, but this is unlikely.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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SOURCE: tub bangs and seems to be spinning out of round

One of the support arms on the back of the spin basket (stainless steel tub) is broken and causing it to spin in the fashion you describe. The only fix is to replace the spin basket. Using it in its current condition will cause serious damge to the outer tub shell. Let me know if you decide to replace it or need assistance locating a replacement tub. I can assist you in how to disassemble the washer and how to reinstall a new tub. Sorry...I wish this was better news.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore front load washer #44072 drum banging noise

I have the same problem...the solution is called new washer. I was told it could be overhauled to the tune about $600...barrings are going out. Mine is just 7 years old and that's disappointing.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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zato2

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