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Clanking noise during spin cycle

During the spin cycle, machine started making terrible clanking noise. Took apart machine, my guess is that it is the drum bearings. Is this a costly repair? Machine is 6 1/2 years old

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    during the spin cycle my 1999 roper washer machine shakes a lot

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    I have a Whirlpool Ultimate II top loader washer. When it goes into the spin cycle, it statrs to spin but makes a loud banging sound at the start and a regular basis like it hits on a rotation.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    I have a Whirlpool Ultimate II top loader washer. It makes a loud banging when it spins. Even with the tub empty, it hits the spin cycle and makes the first bang as it starts and continues

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    The machine makes a loud noise during the spin cycle. The whole drum shakes violently and clonks. I took the back off, removed the belt, and found the pully to be super tight. So, it doesn't seem, like there is anything wrong with the bearings. What else could it be?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    making loud clanking noise during spinning

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    took off plastic agitator put machine on spin, held switch machine makes noise but shaft won't spin



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I was told by 3 technicians that my washer had shot bearings and this is a common problem for the Kenmore Elite Front loader.

Sears knows it and will not do anything about it except try to sell you a new washer since it costs $800 to replace the unit with the bearings.

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