Question about Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer
Why does my washing machine in spin mode always sounds off balance with a terrable banging sound that i could hear out side
May be repairable w/o new parts by opening up machine and reinserting spring (via lifting the tub and twising the spring) onto rod of shock absorber(s) if they have separated. Overloading of my light duty machine has cause a couple instances of separation casing the severe unbalance and banging -- which I've fixed per above.
Posted on Apr 27, 2011
This is normally caused by defective dampers. Just like car suspension, these even-out the vibrations of the drum.
When worn, the drum just bounces wildly on it's springs.
The metallic banging should be avoided by foam buffers fitted inside. These frequently fall off unnoticed. They just need gluing back on with impact adhesive.
Here is a typical diagram of a washer - click HERE Move your cursor over the damper on the bottom left of the drum to see it.
Look online at spares centres for your make and model, and look for keywords of - suspension, shocks, shock absorbers or dampers for your parts.
They are fairly easy to fit with the back removed.
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Posted on Jul 03, 2008
Try lifting the inner drum to check if there is any movement between the inner and outer drums, also turn the drum and listen for any grinding or scraping sound from the rear of the drum. Its possible that your bearings have gone out & need to be replaced. The job is far from easy.
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
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