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Why a new basket drive ??only on rarely do they give problems unles you have a belt drive whirpool/kenmore then it may be worn out

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if it is a kenmore you can check this suggestion.

With the lid open, set the cycle to spin and press the lid switch button with a pen. Wait until the drum gets to full speed and release the lid switch. If the drum makes a knocking/ thumping noise and doesn't stop spinning within 2-3 seconds, the basket drive block is worn and needs to be replaced. (The basket drive block is located on the gearcase drive shaft, under the tub and agitator) If this has been happening for a long time you may need to replace the brake and drive tube assembly as well.

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A dozen or so loads shouldn't have caused any damage to the brake and drive tube assembly.
The basket drive block is about $20. You will need a spanner wrench to remove the span nut

that screws onto the basket drive block. They have one for about $20

If the brake and drive tube tabs are bent, your best bet would be to replace the brake and drive assembly. You can try gently bending them back with pliers, but I would hate for them to snap off completely. Be careful not to damage the seal in the process.
Depending on the severity of the bend in the tabs, you may not need to do anything to them. Make sure to line up the tabs to the slots on the new basket drive block and hammer in down completely until the tabs and slots are flush. Inspect to see if the bent edges of the tabs are bent inward further than the width of the basket drive block slots. If they're bent too far in, it may wear the new block out quickly and the same issue will come up.
When you re-install the spanner nut to the basket drive block make sure to tighten it hard (use the spanner wrench and a hammer/malet.)
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