Our washer makes a loud racket, particularly when going into the spin cycle. It has been doing this for a couple of years. A sears repairman commented that it might be a broken bracket and that the washer might last a few days or several years. Obviously, it has lasted a while, but wondering if it would be worthwhile to fix. Can a reasonably competent DIYer do it? Would I need special instructions or is it fairly simple and obvious if I take the front panel off? What do you think?
ANSWER Hi Ellen. Remove the top, lower front and back by removing the torx type size t-20 screws. The top slides back and up. Look down into the machine to see if the upper springs are not into position resting in the fwd notch of the cabinet spring brackets part # 8181763. Look down under to see if the shocks part # 8182703 1/ea. have broken or leaks. They twist one way and lock into place. Look at the back and unhook the motor belt. Rotate the back pulley and if the rear pulley nut part # W10283361 is loose it needs replaced. They are a one time application only. Inspect all and let us know how to assist. you further. Yes these repairs are easily completed by a D.I.Y's. and are very simple, noticable repairs. Anytime you hear clunks or broken metal parts, it is a sign of immediate repairs needed. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, March 05, 2012