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Whirpool/Estate Model TAWS700E. When in the spin mode there is a loud ratcheting sound that appears to be coming from the spindle. Sounds like gear teeth rubbing together.

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This is an issue with the agitate gear not totally disengaged from the splines of the agitate shaft during the spin cycle and produce the gear teeth grinding noise. The gearcase needs to be checked to verify this issue. When the drive motor rotates clockwise, the main drive gear in the gearcase rotates counterclockwise, putting the washer into the drain/spin mode. This time the shift actuator moves forward on the other side and push the agitate cam in the other direction. This causes the cam follower to push the agitate gear up and then lift it off the splines on the agitator shaft.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

  • sdouthit Jul 07, 2010

    Would it be easier / cost efective to replace the gear box as oppsoed to fixing it?

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Jul 07, 2010

    I strongly recommend to replace the gear box as opposed to fixing since it would be easier and other parts inside the gear box will eventually wear and break. The gear box is part number 3360629 and costs about $180. But it's a choice yours to make.

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