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KATHIE BRIGGS

My front loader Kenmore (417.43042200) sounds like a helicopter during the fast spin cycle.

Kenmore (417.43042200)-Removed the rear panel and the spider web looking piece is intact, the belt looks in good shape. The springs and shocks look good also. But, when testing the drum it shimmies like jello.

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Ann. A further point, searspartsdirect.com, at the link below shows the rear panel as part number 131978500, this is a one piece panel with no cut out in the centre, as shown and instructed in the manual you have referenced. Could Sears Parts Direct have the wrong parts diagram, is there anyway you could check? Thank You
by Manage My Life
December 8th, 2011
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Anne. Thank you. I have attached a photograph of part # 131462800Shell-rear/bearing removed from model #417.41142000. This is the same part # that searspartsdirect.com has for the model # quoted by the original poster. As you can see there is a difference between my photograph and the image in the manual. Similarly the inner drum is different, unfortunately I do not have a photograph of the older drum which shows the difference. Something still seems to be slightly irregular.
by Manage My Life
December 7th, 2011
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These instructions are from the tech manual for this model. This is the one our technicians use. It is a new verison that was released in 2009.
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December 7th, 2011
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AnneJ. Are you sure you have referenced the correct manual? The inner drum and rear half of the outer tub do not look like the part numbers I am familiar with. I have taken the part numbers from searspartsdirect.com for the referenced model number and I am all to familiar with those part numbers. It could be that the manual is using a machine with modified (later) parts than I am used to.
by Manage My Life
December 6th, 2011
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I'm sorry that you are having issues with your washer. If the washer is making a loud noise in the spin cycle the spin bearing is most likely the problem.

The spin bearing on this washer is located in the rear shell of the washer. To replace the bearing requires the washer be torn down completely.

You will have to remove the tub assembly and separate the front and rear halves of the outer tub.

The spin basket shaft is sometimes damaged by a bad bearing and may have to be replaced as well as the bearing. If the spin basket shaft if damaged it must be replaced but the spin basket might be under warranty.

I recommend having a technician check and repair this problem. The two images below contain the instructions to access the rear outer shell where the bearing is installed. Read through the instructions and see if this is a do-it-yourself job you'd be comfortable and confident doing. I If you do not feel comfortable repairing the washer yourself, service can be scheduled at the following link:

Sears Home Services

. I hope this helps.
by Manage My Life
December 5th, 2011
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I cannot help you with the size of the washer but your diagnosis agrees with mine, I think, seal, bearings and/or spider. The spider, about which much has been written and talked, cannot be viewed until the outer drum is dismantled. By the way your machine is manufactured by Frigidaire.
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December 5th, 2011
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KATHIE BRIGGS
Thanks for the links, I checked them out. I am afraid I am just forestalling the inevitable of having to get a new washer.
While on this ques and answer site--how do I determine what the cubic feet is of my washer, is it somewhere on the washer or embedded in the serial number or hidden elsewhere.
by KATHIE BRIGGS
December 5th, 2011
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A Washer is definitely something we depend on and when it begins to malfunction it can be a huge inconvenience. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question.
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December 5th, 2011
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