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Our machine, Kenmore top load 823 80199, makes a noise in the agitator cycle. This is "clanking" sound which can change in pitch without an apparent change in wash cycle. It's quite lud, sounds like two mechanical parts not meshing or hitting against one another.

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  • Robert Yale Oct 23, 2010

    I appreciate the solution above. I've ordered and received the "Drive Block" and found a wrench that will fit the spanner nut. However, the nut seems to be extremely tight (frozen). I've applied liquid wrench and let it sit, but still can't get the spanner nut to free up. Any ideas before I break something?
    By the way, I assume this is a standard right hand thread.

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You need to remove the dispenser cup and then remove a 7/16" bolt out of the top of the agitator to remove the agitator,under here there is an aluminum piece at the top of the wash basket with a spanner nut on the top holding it,remove the spanner nut and this will let you remove the wash basket,then remove this aluminum piece called the "Drive-Block" it will be worn on the edges and is letting parts slip by each other rather than meshing,this is your noise

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