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Spin cycle noise

I have a 3 years old Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer. In the last two weeks when the spin cycle completes, the machine makes a very load noise ( more like a load dissipating rumble) and then begins to stop. The noise is very loud and scares the my dog every time the spin cycle ends. Got any ideas?

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  • jwattila Dec 31, 2007

    The basket does not move up or down. However, the drum does move side to side about 1.5 to 2 inches with very little resistance.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    3 yr. Ultimate II - Ours is noisy, seems out of balance and tub seems very tight, won't spin fast enough to extract water. We have taken off the top ring & agitator, but can't get the spanner nut off to remove tub. The pump impellor is clear. Can you tell us what is wrong or what to do?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    the washer will not complete a cycle without becoming unbalanced regardless of the size of the load or the speed of the spin

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Pull up and down on your basket to see if it has up and down play in it
kind of rock it side by side too

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

  • robert samples Dec 31, 2007

    i think that your inner tub is getting loose pull the center dispensor cup on the agitator i think there is a cap there pull it to then you should see a bolt remove it and take off the agitator then remove the other two peices and you will see around spanner nut thats what you need to tighten there is a special tool for this bot you could use a short handled pipe wrench try to get it as tight as you can but if you cant get it tight enough to lock the tub you will have to pull the tub and replace the spinning tub block if it gets that far then reply to me and we will go through it step by step

  • RBinWA Jul 20, 2012

    I have what appears to be the same problem, however when I try to remove the bolt under the cap, the wrench driver I have will not allow me to put enough torque on it...should I try and force it with a different tool?

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