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When are you going to recall the Kenmore front load washer 970-C45042-00 due to the design flaw of aluminum and stainless steel being used together as part of the spider assembly.

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SOURCE: drum/frigidaire washer

wow thats a long hard job ,,overhaul....the part your looking for is the spin tube surport,,you have to take the hold drum out than seperate the front tub from the back bearing tub,,and pull wash basket out though front..,,also if you had a leak or surport broke and is making noise.. change back bearing tub too.i recommend a professional technician...but if you want to do it your self ..post question how to change wash basket,,glad to help

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Smelly washer

What finally worked for me was a cup of dishwasher powder, the kind that goes into an automatic dishwasher. Don't know why, but that was the only thing that ever worked!

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: How to increase the water level of Front loading washing machine

I have used extra weight inside the tub. I have used bottle of water and also a plastic 2 or 5 pound weight.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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SOURCE: The door of my front loading Frigidaire is cracked

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Try these sites for spares
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Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Kenmore front load washer

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
I recommend both sites because ...


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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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My Kenmore front load washer is making a load banging noise had to shut off.


I think you need washing machine tech to fix probably broken bearing on inside

Feb 02, 2015 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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How do I fix my Kenmore front load washer ?


your drum bearings have gotten water in them due to a bad lip seal on the back side of the inner drum,if you can buy the bearings and lipseal you can tear it down and replace these rusty noisy bearings,and leaking seal

Aug 26, 2012 | Washing Machines

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My drum snags and cannot spin


This is a common problem in these kenmore washers, the spider arm holding the inner tub is cracked due to its nature. Steel and Aluminum dont go together.

You need to check with sears if you have warranty. other wise dont bother about fixing, it will cost you 75-80% of a new washer.

May 16, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Do you have a parts manual for a Kenmore front loading washing macnine model number 970-C42062-00?


The model # you gave is not valid.
Look for the silver metal tag usually found on Kenmore washer on the frame when you open the door.
There will be the model # xxx.xxxxxxx
Once located you can go here and using the correct model# get parts and pricing info
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action?sid=PSHx20080114x00001

Jan 05, 2011 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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Hi, During the spin cycle the inner drum slams against the inner plastic rim and the plastic started ripping off. I can't figure out why it is off center


Your problem is the rear drum support , This is not worth repairing its less costly and wiser to just replace it..Below are some examples of the issue
Been seeing a rash of galvanic corrosion-induced failures of the drum support spiders in various brands of front loading washers. Affected brands include GE, Whirlpool, and Frigidaire. Since Sears Kenmore brand outsources everything with a Kenmore label, all Kenmore washers are manufactured by one of the three aforementioned companies and will also manifest this same problem (see this topic for more info on who makes Kenmore appliances).
Kicking off the Washer Corrosion Hall of Shame is this bit of metallic misery from a Frikkidaire washer:
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The drum support spider in this Frigidaire washer had corroded so much that the hub and drive shaft actually broke off. Note the pitting in the metal. You can see in the closeup that the metal seems to turn into powder. That's the galvanic corrosion that I be tawkin' aboot, you dig? It weakened the spider structural strength so much that it failed during use. Ah, Grasshoppah, can you stand with me, our mouths agape at the raw power of chemistry?
Next up is this drum from a GE washer:

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Not to be outdone by their competitors, here's an advanced case of galvanic corrosion in a Whirlpool Duet washer (also sold as the Kenmore HE2/3t):

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(click images for larger view)
Whence cometh this galvanic corrosion? Most likely because of dissimilar metals between the spider assembly and the drum setting up a galvanic cell inside the washer. The drum is stainless steel and the spider is aluminum. In the wet environment, the aluminum acts as a sacrificial anode, like the zinc rod in a water heater. Some combinations of detergents, fabric softeners, and water quality conditions may create electrochemical conditions which exacerbate this problem. Can you say, "Design flaw?"

Jan 03, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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We have a kenmore elite washer mod. 970-c40062-00 ser. xc11700832. the washer leaks, and is very noisy. It is 10 years old


Your Stainless Steel drum is supported inside of the washer tub by a spider assembly. The assemply, which is made of cast aluminum, has corroded (steel and aluminum and detegent don't mix) and the spider assembly has broken. The drum has likely wobbled enough to wear a hole through the tub. You need to replace the drum and spider assembly, and tub.

Mar 06, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Will not spin fast, only goes cw and ccw at medium speed during spin cycle


I took the stainless steel basket out and found the aluminum spider to be rotted. The basket was dragging and that made the motor overload.
I made up a stainless steel plate, took the original shaft and pressed it in.

Re-assembled and now is fine

Nov 14, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Bosch exxcel 1400s express is the drum stainless steel


It is simple to tell what the drum is made of: if it is silvery metal-like finish, then it is stainless steel. It cannot be aluminum because the aluminum would not withstand the abrasive and detergent chemical action . It would also not be chrome or chrome finish.
If it is normal steel, it must be porcelain coated since porcelain can take the abuse necessary and also protect the steel from eroding. Porcelain will (of course) be white or grey paint-like finish. It could be a poly/pvc/plastic drum but this hopefully would be obvious and of course would also be white.
Many model come as an option of porcelain steel or stainless steel and the model number is the same except for one digit. I will assume your 's' digit stands for stainless, in either case, the silver metallic finish is the determining clue. Macgivor

Oct 11, 2009 | Bosch Exxcel WFX 145S Front Load Washer

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Spider bracket on back of S.S tub rotted away


this does not apply only to Kenmore brand machines, the 970 is manufactured by Frigidaire but to many others a s well.

I do not believe the 'rot' of the spider is galvanic corrosion but what is know as pitting or chemical corrosion.

Aluminium, and its alloys, are corroded when immersed in an aqueous solution with a pH value below about 4.0 (acidic) [nitric acid is a well known exception] or above about 8.0 (alkaline), most laundry aids, detergent including HE detergent, borax, bleach (sodium hypochlorite), sodium carbonate (washing soda), sodium percarbobante (found in Affresh and OxiClean [powder]), sodium hydroxide, Affresh and OxiClean can have pH values above 8.0 should the required concentrations be reached. At the normal operating levels found in washing machines these values are not exceeded. However when the machine is shut down any water remaining will contain, inter alia, soil from the laundry, products of the interactions between the soil and the laundry aids used, unused laundry aids, and the chemicals found in the tap water. As the water from this mixture evaporates the concentration of the 'impurities' rises until such time as a 'smelly sludge' develops and/or a pH level above about 8.0 is reached and corrosion occurs.

Prime areas for these deposits to occur are, in my opinion, the recesses found at, or very near, the hub of some of the aluminium alloys spiders found in front load washing machines. The final spin, no matter how fast, will not, in my opinion, remove all the 'water' from theses recesses.


To view a corroded spider (not to the point of catastrophic failure) and one with a build of 'smelly crud' please visit: -

http://www.ripoffreport.com/appliances/electrolux-home-prod/electrolux-home-products-n-am-4cd6d.htm

These spiders were removed from Frigidaire built 'Kenmore' machines.


To see fractured spiders from Frigidaire built machines, Whirlpool 'Duets' and other manufacturers' please visit: -

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/10/28/front-loading-washer-corrosion-contagion-a-menagerie-of-metallic-misery/

Or, for a Whirlpool spider

http://www.mysears.com/aboutme/jpm0940


Not all manufacturers use spiders with recesses, Speed Queen do not (Speed Queen call them trunnions) and photographs at: -

http://www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?30834

show Miele spiderss without recesses. There may be others.


Should corrosion of the spider have occurred it is also my contention that it is highly likely that the principal product of this corrosion, aluminium oxide, will harbour 'water', as described above which, in time will turn foul smelling.


Additionally the main product of the spider corrosion is aluminium oxide, the same hard, abrasive material used as the 'grit' for some 'sandpapers. I believe that should some of this get into the wash water the soft lips of the spider shaft seal will not survive very long and once the seal has failed water an the aluminium oxide will get into the bearings and it is goodbye bearings.

There is a good paper on galvanic corrosion at: -
http://www.unene.ca/un1001/UN1001_Galvanic%20Corrosion.ppt
and a good, one page paper on what the author calls 'micro galvanic corrosion', I grew up calling it 'pitting corrosion'.

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I have a kenmore front load washer, model: 417 42042100
It makes loud noise and becomes louder during the spin cycle.
The drum is loose when I inspected through the front door.
My problem is how to open the cabinet and replace any broken parts.

Thanks.

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