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Noise at the End of Spin Cycle

At the end of the last spin cycle, the tub makes a clicking type noise until the basket stops spinning. The drive block was replaced last week. Any thoughts?

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  • hisboyelroy Apr 03, 2008

    Greendude...thanks for the advice. I used a hammer and a spanner wrench on the nut to make sure it was tight enough and sure enough, that worked! Thanks again.

  • Tracy Dec 22, 2012

    What did you do?

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