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Washing machine my kenmore 80 series washer is making thumping-knocking noises at the end of the spin cycle which are very loud.  I checked and the machine is level. It does this even without cloths in the drum.  I removed the agitator and the drive block doesn't appear to be worn.  What else could be causing the problem? same problem, making a rattling noise as it slows down at end of cycle. bought in sept 2002.

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  • pcarr760 Jul 26, 2008

    I have a Kenmore 24822 that has the same symptoms. Loud banging at the end of spin even when empty.

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It could be the break above the transmission. it engages what looks like break shoes when the machine is not spinning. if these are worn down to the rivets then it will make this noise. it requires a special tool to replace.washing machine - 0de7df9.jpg

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