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Clunking during spin

My front loader is making a horrible banging, clunking noise when it is spinning in high speed. Only happens on normal wash cycle, not on perma pressed. Any ideas??

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  • MisterBH Dec 23, 2007

    My washer is a Kenmore, made by Frigidaire and similar to this model. It has also developed a very loud clunking noise during the spin cycle. It is dependent on the RPM of the drum. I am suspecting that it is a bad main bearing, as I have read posts elsewhere that indicate this as the source of the noise. It apparently is a several hundred dollar repair. Any other ideas before I tear it down???

  • Turning50 Jan 12, 2008

    Washer doesn't grind when hold up drum and spin...but it is definitely hanging down from the position it should be held in???



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I had the same problem.It turned out that the pump was clogged with coins and the pump was working way to hard to suck the water out with all those coins plugging up the pump causing the clunking sound and vibration during the spin cycles

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Checked the shocks, they appeared to be okay. I've also read that the spider that holds the drum can crack/break, causing similar symptoms.

Point is moot anyway as the wife thought it was too small anyway. Bought a Samsung at a Home improvement warehouse (the guys with the blue aprons....) and it washes like crazy. Only time will tell if it's durable.


Posted on Jan 07, 2008

  • MisterBH Feb 02, 2008

    It's not a pump problem (been down that road before.....). A friend has the same washer and his pump just gave up again. Twice in 5 years. They're a family of two adults, no kids, relatively few visitors, so the machine does not see "heavy" service like mine.

    Anyway, the result of the long story is the Kenmore is now rusting in a landfill someplace, and I have a brand new Samsung. Love it so far. MUCH larger capacity. We'll see how it holds up.....

    THanks for all the thoughts.


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See if the shocks are not broken. if you spin the wash basket by hand and hear a grinding noise, then your bearing would most likely be bad

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