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How do i expose the inner tub and moving parts to check the source of a loud noise on spin cycle

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    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Is this a top loader or front loader?

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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:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

See the following for removing the cabinet.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

The loud noise could be the Motor Coupler between the motor and gearcase or the agitate gear in the transmission / gearcase.

If your washer is the basic Whirlpool / Kenmore top load direct drive, see the following for the operation and maintenance of the washer.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf



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