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    • Part Number: AP2905773
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Originally, my Whirlpool was not agitating. I replaced the Motor Coupler and Agitator Dogs and reassembled the machine. As I ran a test cycle, the washer filled correctly, agitated correctly, but encountered a new problem when spin cycle started. There is a loud clicking noise, not quite grinding, but clearly metal "slipping" type of sound. The machine will spin with no problem, but as speed increases, the sound intensifies. I pulled off the agitator to watch the spin cycle and see if I could identify the problem. I could see the metal rod, where bolt is inserted to hold agitator in place, "slipping" (not spinning at same speed as drum). Is this a clutch issue? A washer drive block issue? Maybe something else? One last bit of info, for years, the machine has leaked a orange/red substance that I assume is grease (not a black oil). Wondering if I've finally run out of something and this is what's causing the metal clicking / slipping sound? Any thoughts? Shawn

Shawn Smith for Model Number whirlpool lsq9564jq0

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My Whirlpool Gold washing machine is making a loud clanking noise during the spin cycle. It gets louder as it goes through the cycle; this is a consistent ping, sounding like a hammer hitting the drum. I just replaced the washer drive block and spanner nut. I also replaced the clutch assembly kit prior to that. Both parts didn't look worn, however I still replaced them and the sound remains. QUESTION: What part needs to replaced when the washing machine makes this noise? The sound still remai

Moe & Curley for Model Number GWS9545JQ0

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What are the SYMPTOMS which would require you to replace the "Drive Block"? I have a machine that washed fine. But when it started the Spin Cycle, it just runs with a slight clicking sound, but does not spin. I pulled the motor and transmission out. The clutch looks fine with no apparent wear or damage. The Coupler looks new also. Hand turning the clutch in one direction, I get agitation with the shaft. Turning the opposite direction I get nothing. I need an education in HOW the spin cycle works and what engages the tub. I'm guessing a reversed motor does it, but I'm not sure where this engages the tub and causes it to spin. What TESTS can I run to help IDENTIFY the problem ... and why it does not spin? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Dorky Dan for Model Number 110.20722990

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Three weeks ago the washer was not spinning the water out of the clothes. I ordered and replaced the clutch. It worked one week with no problem. Now it makes a machine gun sound on the spin cycle. Even after I replaced the drive block. Can you help me?

Robert for Model Number rscerny@gmail.com

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Hi my washer is three years old I've moved a couple of times so not sure if this caused the problem. The washier will wash, then drain but when she goes into the spin it makes a very loud noise sounds like something is stripping. I've hooked up my washer last week done three loads of laundry not a problem. The last to loads I've done It made this noise and I pressed stop right away lifted the cover everything seen to be balanced then pressed start and she spun good. I got a flash light and looked under the washer and see some white plastic bits and a silver nut was on the floor and I know the floor was clean before the washer went in. Please advise

Paul K for Model Number Whirlpool MOD wtw4800xq1

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How do I get brake off for tub to spin?

Frank for Model Number 110.22912

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When I put tub in and tighten spanner nut, tub won't spin freely.

Frank. for Model Number 110.22912

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Makes rumble loud noise at end of spin cycle. Was told it is basket drive. How much is this part?

Pam for Model Number kenmore elite 11 years old

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Recently the tub was hesitating during the spin cycle and the clothes would come out wet. I purchased a new clutch from you, installed it according to the video, (which is very helpful), but now the tub won't spin at all. I can hear the motor running and the agitator seems to be working properly, but the tub won't spin. Any advice would be appreciated.

Darby for Model Number 110.29822800

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I can't get the inner tub off of the drive block. I've tried all kinds of rust inhibitors also white vinegar to help if it is calcium build up and it still won't budge. I am trying to get the inner tub off so I can check the drive block and also clean out between the tubs and also I think the tub seal may be leaking and probably needs to be replaced but can not get the inner tub off. Banging on the part where the tub post sits on the drive block is not working to loosen it up. Newer washing machines just don't compare to this one. All the parts already put in can't be returned , hoping to get this off so I can get this repair done and back to washing.

Jeff for Model Number LA8800XSWO

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