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FAV6800AWW is very loud in the spin cycle only, the basket does move freely and the belt is in good condition. the noise does not seem to be from the clutch,

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  • derek_martin May 10, 2010

    the first digits of ser# are 12
    it is not a grinding sound but rather a loud "whirring" noise when it is in spin cycle. i am not sure it will free spin several revolutions, about one time around is it. many thanks.

    derek

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Derek,
What are the first two digits of you serial number of you FAV6800A or FAV9800A? It will digits 10, 11, 12,thru 17.

In spin Cycle the Wash Basket rotates in the Outer Tub bearings in the CCW direction. I1f you spin the wash basket CCW by hand as fast as you can the Wash Basket should cost several revolutions to a gentle stop. Does it?

Do you hear and bearing noise/grinding sounds as the wash basket coast to a stop? If so I would drop the clutch out and inspect for traces of a Tub Seal leak.

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    I woud say you have bearing drag from the description. If you spin the wash basket thru the lid CCW as fast as you can and you only get one revolution I fell you have severe bearing drag.



    A post where I recently replaced the Outer Tub bearings in a Series 10 FAV6800A Issues with Outer Tub Bearings



    It can be done I'm a an average DIY'er



    I would have suspected unbalance issues before the bearing noise started up if it is bearing noise. Have you failed in Spin Cycle with unbalance error code of dC or uC?

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