I have a Kenmore 90 series washer model 20902990 which works fine except for after the spin cycle it makes a loud thumping noise. It looks like the drum keeps spinning and slows down gradually after the spin cycle. I can move the drum with no cloths inside and it still makes the thumping sound. Any suggestiions to this direct drive Kenmore?
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The coupling below the tub and agitator has broken. the coupling hooks the motor to the transmission. Very easy repair and parts are cheap, around 20.00 for the part. While your at it get a set of agitator dogs. These are plastic tabs that go in the agitator, they are what causes it to agitate in one direction. These are also only 10.00 and it will save you a service call later. There are many posts and instructions on this repair and the best thing is you can do it yourself with little tools!
It could have gone out of balance. See if the drum looks off center and center it if necessary. Turn it off and back on to reset the switch. If that doesn't work, try pressing on the lid either 2/3 of the way back on the right or all the way back on the left (depends on the model -- try both) and see if it starts. If it does, I would suspect the lid switch.
sounds like a transmition problem. does the noise happen when it goes into spin on the other settings? If no noise in the spin cycle on the other setting, then it sounds like a the gears in the transmition internally when bad for the agitation.
You need to replace the drive block and basket drive. You can download a tutorial to get you started at www.shop.washermd.com. The gearcase replacement tutorial will put you in the right direction. Dave
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 !!