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I have kenmore 80 series washer that knocks during spin cycle

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
November 23rd, 2012

The kenmore 80 series model 110.26832692 starts to knock shortly after the spin cycle has begun. It also
makes a loud "whirring" noise. Any ideas what could be wrong? clutch?

Kenmore , Washers
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Bill W

Thank you for your question and for letting me assist you with your repair.

The direct drive washer that is knocking should be tipped forward off the rear legs and sit back on the floor. This is a self-leveling process that may solve the knocking problem. The whirring sound could be something caught in the mouth of the pump.

First check it the basket is loose in the tub. It should not wiggle or move up or down. If it does, pull the complete agitator off. Use a ratchet and a 6 inch extension with a socket to remove the complete from the bottom up

Do not separate the agitator

After the agitator is removed check the spanner and see if it is tight or the block drive the spanner is threaded on is loose.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance please include more details in a reply to this entry below.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.
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When the Kenmore washer is doing its job, all you want to know is that it's working, you don't want to hear any loud noises. Others have asked a similar question as you will see in the link provided below. Hope this is helpful while an expert responds with additional information.
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