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?
This issue could be caused by a faulty drive block or possibly the spanner nut being loose. You will also want to make sure that the tub is not rounded out where the drive block goes into it which would cause the same type of slipping issue.
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
Answer Moe & Curley, When you replaced the drive block 389140 did you check the "tabs" on the top of the drive tube to make sure they were still square and not rounded off ? and did you get the spanner nut as tight as possible without "mushrooming " the tub . You may need to remove the filter assembly, under the tub and install the filter plug kit 285868.and check the wire harness to insure the harness is installed in the retainer clips along the back of the cabinet and to the motor, and in the control console, a harness that is "tapping" the cabinet will make a similar type noise.
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?
Answer Robert, A couple of things to recheck for. The motor drive coupler 285753A, check the tabs on each coupler, are any of them bent, broken, or cracked. Check the basket drive and drive block, are the tabs at the top of the tube, where the drive block mounts, rounded off or distorted, and is the spanner nut 21366 tight enough to properly secure the drive block and basket to the drive tube. Lastly, check the Clutch Engagement Cam on the basket drive, make sure its not worn or distorted, and properly secured to the drive tube.
How do I get brake off for tub to spin?
Answer Hello Frank. Here is a link to our Repair Forum, this is a free service to our customers. Use this link to access the repair for your question. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/3265-replacing-direct-drive-washer-brake-shoes.html
Makes rumble loud noise at end of spin cycle.
Was told it is basket drive.
How much is this part?
Answer Hello Pam. If the drive block is bad, you will need to order and rpelace part number 389140 for the drive block. The price is listed on the page. They can change daily so we do not post them in the answers. Thanks.
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.
Answer Darby, You'll need to check and make sure there's nothing stuck between or under the tubs. Then, lower the clutch assembly 285785 and recheck the brake drive cam to ensure it is installed properly and locks and unlocks the brake. Then lower and check the spin /drive tube assembly and check that the brake shoes are clean, and the rollers are lubed so the shoes move freely and are not held up in the drum. You didn't mention it, but you also want to check the tabs on the coupler, make sure they aren't cracked, bent or distorted.