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There is a knocking sound on the left side of the washer when it goes to spin cycle.

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Hello,
Sounds like the tub is hitting the wall of the washer. One thing to check is if the cloths are evenly distributed in the washer. If to many are on one side then it will spin out and bang. Also make sure the washer is level. If it is leaning one way to far it will also spin in that direction. You might want to check the belt as well. If that belt is severely worn and has stretched out then it will spin in a wider motion and bang the wall of the washer. These are the thing to check that would cause the problem described.
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my problem to just 3 days ago from yours! bearings are out, $600 getting a new one.

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no - It appears your vibration damper has failed in this instance.

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SOURCE: Kenmore clothes washer makes a knocking sound at

Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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