Question about Kenmore 43042 Front Load Washer
I own a Kenmore frot loading clothes washer. The washer works fine except during the spin cycle. Even though it spins a loud noise is coming from the machine. This noise happens on fast and also normal spin settings. It almost sounds if someone is landing an airplane in my laundry room.
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
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Loud Noise - Spin Cycle
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
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 27, 2015 | Maytag Ensignia MAV2757AWW Top Load Washer
Jul 29, 2008 | Whirlpool Washing Machines
Apr 08, 2010 | Whirlpool GHW9100L Front Load Washer
Jan 07, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines
Jan 03, 2010 | Kenmore Elite Oasis 27052 Top Load Washer
Mar 01, 2009 | Kenmore 3.2 cu. ft. Plus Top Load Washer
Nov 12, 2008 | Maytag MAH2400A Front Load Washer
Jun 29, 2006 | Kenmore 43042 Front Load Washer
May 07, 2011 | Kenmore 43042 Front Load Washer
1,420 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: