Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
The problem is definitely not the coupler otherwise there will be no agitation, spin, or drain functions working. The problem is in the clutch and brake assembly.
The clutch hub is attached to the spin pinion gear and as the spin pinion gear turns, the clutch hub also turns. The clutch lining is forced against the clutch hub by the clutch spring and as the clutch hub turns, friction between it and the clutch lining causes the clutch lining to turn.
As the clutch turns, the tab that holds the clutch spring on the lining, pushes the brake cam driver, releasing the brake. The tab on the clutch lining remains in contact with the brake cam driver, holding the brake released and then providing power to the spin tube through the brake release.
It sounds like the brake shoes are not fully released during the spin cycle and still in contact with the brake drum causing the whining noise. The clutch spring must provide the necessary pressure for the clutch lining to turn with the hub and the clutch tab to push the brake cam driver and release the brake.
The clutch spring of your washer is weak or the clutch lining is worn preventing the tab that holds the clutch spring to force the brake cam driver and release the brake completely. The clutch spring must provide the necessary pressure for the lining to turn with the hub without slipping and for the clutch tab to push the brake cam driver and release the brake. Other possible reason is a broken brake cam driver or a worn brake shoe pads.
Since the machine also whines during agitation, you can confirm this condition by observing the agitation action. Only the agitator moves during agitation. The condition is confirmed if the tub moves with the agitator.
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Posted on Sep 03, 2010
It's very difficult to advise on a noisy washing machine because you
can't describe noises accurately enough. People can describe the
noises quite differently.Most people suspect the drum bearings
but there are many different causes of a noisy washing machine.
Here's a general guide -
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
bearing issue . he spin bearing or basket
drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin
freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud
sound during the spin cycle.
Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.
For noises during agitating:
The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline. The other possibility is belt if its belt driven washer
Check the belt if its over stretched or loose or worn out. The belt its common on those, remove the front,2 screws on bottom and push in hidden clips between front panel and top and pull down, the front panel comes down, replace belt and lubricate idler pulley, tub bearing ,where transmission spins, should be good
belt spins off, there is a spring loaded idler, just spin belt back on
The other cause can be the motor problem, the motor and its bearing got rusted ,it has to be checked,. If rusted then that is the cause, the motor bearing rubbing other parts of metal while spinning.
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Posted on Sep 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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