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Whirlpool duet washers started making a loud banging/thumping noise while running. The inner drumb feels loose.

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It appears your vibration damper or drum roller has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

  • RandyChev Jan 02, 2011

    Just took my GHW9160PW0 apart with this same problem. Found that the bracket that attaches the inner basket to the drive shaft was cracked. We didn't catch it quick enough so it wore through the front drum. Parts will come to $350-400 delivered. Anyone with a few appliance repairs under their belt should be able to do this. (I say that before I have this back together. ;-)

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