Question about Kenmore Elite Oasis 27052 Top Load Washer
I wouldn't have believed it had I not fixed it myself. It took 20 minutes plus 43min to run a wash cycle. The loud banging went away after I replaced the 4 suspension rods $47 (free shipping).
Tools needed- 1 putty knife, 1 flat head screw driver (or fork, spoon,etc).
Procedure- Unplug washer, Tape down lid and find a pillow to protect top when you lift it.Use a putty knife between top and front panel to push back clamps that hold lock top down. Lift top a prop back on pillow. Reach inside grabbing and lifting rod upward until cuvature of rod hook is above top plastic knuckle. Snap plastic knuckle off. If you are weak, use a srewdriver or spoon handle to slide between hook and then pull upward before snapping knuckle off. Push both clips downward that are holding spring housing in place. (Look at new part which is a different color. It is a ring with 2 clips protruding upward.) Slide rod out of opening of ring. Do one suspension rod at a time. Reverse the procedure to install new rods.
Run Test: Run all hoses. Balance washer feet with a leveler. ( If you don't have a leveler, use a shallow saucer plate with a little water on top of the lid.) Plug-in washer to AC. Remove leveler Run washer.
Posted on Aug 20, 2013
Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.
Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.
Replace/repair as necessary.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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