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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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Re: Clanking noise during spin cycle

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.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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