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Model # 417.44042400 When in wash cycle, the machine groans loudly when rotating clockwise (as viewed from the front). There is no abnormal noise when rotating counter-clockwise. In spin cycle, there is an extremely loud banging sound and the machine shakes some. I have verified the machine is level, though the floor in the laundry room is not. We've had the machine for ~6-7 years and this is a new and sudden issue.

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  • junkymcjunky May 29, 2011

    I removed the back from the machine and found one of the five arms of the pulley was broken and the belt was slowly moving off the edge.

    I plan to replace the pulley and belt to see if that resolves the issue. Any suggestions as to other parts to replace while back there or anything else to check out as well?

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SOURCE: Loud Noise - Spin Cycle

If the washer is making a squealing noise, the problem is more likely to be the basket drive. If it is more like a rattling sound, the centerpost bearings are probably worn out. Open machine's rear panel and spin the basket manually by turning the drive pulley, to find out from where exactly the noise come from. Defective part should be replaced. Good luck !!

Posted on Jun 29, 2006

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It sounds like the bearings are going bad. Try spinning the drum with your hand while it is empty. It should spin nice and smooth. If the rotation feels a little rough and noisy, you might have a problem. You can double check by taking the drive belt off and try shaking the pulley. If there is "play" when shaking the pulley, the bearings are most likely toast. The inner stainless drum rides on two bearings which sit in the rear of the outer plastic drum. The whole plastic drum and bearings come as one piece and go for $150. It would cost about the price of a new maching to have someone come out and repair it for you. It sounds like kenmore has had a bearing problem which is pretty rediculous considering how much these things cost. Sears said, "those tend to go in a few years", which is criminal especially since the warrenty is usually conveniently exopired by the time this problem happens. If you are handy, have a spare day, and can remember how to put a washing machine back together, go for it. I did it and it was not a fun time. There is a lot of sharp metal edges in the machine so wear gloves. good luck

Posted on Nov 14, 2006

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make sure all shipping pins are out the tub should move all around from side to side if it level still bangs its eather the balance ring top basket are there 3 slides on a plate above the motor just put some silacone oil on tham move around

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SOURCE: Kenmore F/L Washer Model 41743142200 tub loose

you may have a dampening shock that is bad

Posted on May 08, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a model 417-44042400 front loader. I

See the following site for Sears manuals for your washer:

They are PDF files that can be downloaded and printed.

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/search?query=417.44042400

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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