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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I am a recently retired engineer of 20 years once you have ruled out anything getting inside the machine by accident etc, like something in pockets or greasy overalls, then its likely to be the drum bearings, has the machine started to get noisy on the spin the drum bearings are covered by a rubber seal, this seal gets damaged or worn and water leaks into the bearings themselves washing out the grease back into the drum where the washing is, you could also notice slight water marks on the floor underneath the machine on the floor, take the back off and look for water marks coming from the drum outer casing behind the pulley, these marks will be brown and will originate from a small drain hole, if any of the above change the bearings before any real damage is done, either to the clothes or the machine, as repair can be expensive? sorry, hope i have helped you as to where to look at least,
Posted on Sep 19, 2007
This is often a very tricky process. The easiest way I know how to get the inner spring back in place is to use two sets of hands and work through the door and through the bottom panel as well. Follow these steps:
1. Remove the lower panel under the door.
2. One person reach through the door opening and insert the spring in the bellow groove, starting at the top.
3. Work the spring around to the 3 and 9 o'clock positions and hold in place by keeping your fingers on the spring in the groove.
4. Have a second person, laying on their back, reach through the bottom panel and grab the lower half of the spring on each side with both hands.
5. While the first person holds the upper portion in place, the second person pulls straight down and works the remaining portion of the spring in place.
This is the best way, I have been able to accomplish this. Make sure you use a type of applaince adhesive to reseat the outer portion of the bellow to the door frame if this is the glue on type. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
I would firstly take the back cover off and check the belt has not come off. Then check that the drain pump is not blocked.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
This may or may not help but I'd check both the Sears parts site for your washer:
and the users manual:
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
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