Question about Whirlpool Duet 3.8 cu. ft. Front Load Washer
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Unfortunately it quite likely is a bearing. The rear outer tub bearing are common problem`s in these frontload washers.
If you think you are capable, **Turn the washer breaker off or unplug it altogether...safety first** Now, first check the basket "play" from the front. Open the door and move the inner basket up and down...just the basket part, you want to feel if the bearing has any wear on it causing the knocking you described. From the back you can pull the panel off and inspect the bearing for signs of water leakage and spin the belt off and give the pulley a spin. This is where to focus for leakage or noise from the bearing...
You can usually "feel" a grinding bearing if it is bad, but you`ll also hear it without the motor operating this way.
Hope that help`s. Let me know how you make out or if you find anything...keep me posted.
Thank you and good luck. Regards,
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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