Washer makes a high pitched whining noise when on spin cycle. Just changed clutch but still makes a lot of noise. Could it be low on oil because seems to be some oil on floor.
The most likely cause for the high pitched squeal would be caused more by a bad brake then it would be oil out of the transmission. You will want to check the brake assembly to make sure that there is no damage to it and most likely it is just sticking.
My machine has gear case #389228 will this one interchange?
Answer Hello Dale. Based on the model number, 3360629 is correct. Thanks.
My front-load 1987 Whirlpool LA8800XSW0 washer works fine until the spin cycle, then gets very noisy--kind of a ratchety-grindy noise. First, I replaced the drive block, spanner nut, and clutch assembly (no change), then the basket drive (no change).
From reading Q&A and forum, I'm thinking the transmission/gear box is next to replace--is this what you'd think? Is there anything else it might be?
(Also, by the way, I haven't replaced the motor coupler because it looked ok -- just noticed that three of the holes were a little wider--stretched, but not much.)
Based on the information provided and what has already been done, The issue does sound like it would be a gearcase issue.