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    • Part Number: AP2905773
    • MFG Part Number: 389140
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I have a Kenmore model 70 that is banging around during the spin cycle. I replaced the 3 suspension springs and the counterweight spring but it did not solve the problem. Researching, I read it could be the drive block, the snubber pads could be worn, and am wondering what you would suggest. Thanks!

Kenneth for Model Number 110.24732300

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I have a Kenmore model 70 made by Whirlpool, direct drive that just started banging around during the spin cycle. I replaced the springs but that didn't help. Any suggestions?

Kenneth for Model Number 110.24732300

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HI. So, my washer stopped spinning during the spin cycle. It was making a loud buzzing so I assumed problem with the motor or transmission. I took both of the unit and ran the motor by itself...motor spins. After a little research, pinned it on the trans. I replaced the trans. No buzzing now, but still no turning. The new trans came with a new clutch assembly so initially I'm not thinking it's the clutch but it didn't come with a new brake cam driver so maybe that's it but the existing one doesn't look broken either. When I run the new motor and trans together outside of the unit, the drive shaft and the clutch both spin. However, I did note that with just a simple touch of my finger to the clutch, I can stop it (shouldn't the motor be able to handle a much heavier load?) I also can spin the drum manually with the brake cam driver. I'm thinking of getting a new clutch kit to replace the brake cam driver. I would hate to have someone come out when I've already pretty much taken the whole thing apart myself. I would also hate to keep throwing money at parts that I can't return. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Chris for Model Number Kenmore 80 series 110.29882891

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I have an "older" Whirlpool washing machine at a rental property and was told by the tenants, that the machine did not spin during the final cycle and that their clothes were left soaking wet. After reviewing your site and several of the videos, I went ahead and replaced the motor coupling but with no success. After reading more posts from your site and again reviewing the videos, I went ahead and replaced the clutch - still no luck. In for a penny / in for a pound, so I also replaced the lid switch - but it still doesn't spin in the final cycle. I had planned on trying one last thing - replacing the drive block but after reading other posts about older machines, I've found that many possible options may still be the cause. The machine is likely in the 20-25 year-old range and while I'd normally just swap such an item out, since the motor and transmission look good(?) and since I've already replaced several parts, I'm not quite ready to give-up. Plus, the tenants really love the way that the machine washes. Is the drive block a likely cause for the problems or is the real issue, something more serious like the transmission or other? Any help would be appreciated.

John A for Model Number WX46500

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Agitator is not turning well. The basket spins fine. I took out the agitator and the shaft turns but I can hold it so it doesn't move at the same time the basket is spinning. There is also a clicking, grinding noise. Is this most likely transmission, clutch or drive tube problem?

Kevin P. for Model Number kaws777eq

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I can not get my drum off of the drive block. I have removed the nut with the spanner wrench and removed the gear box so there is nothing but corrosion and a snug fit to keep it in. I am currently soaking it with lube/penetrating oil. Any thoughts? Thanks Dana

Dana for Model Number 11020972992

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have a washer that fills great, agitates well. Yet when it comes to spin?drain it spins slowly, and I can take my hand and literally STOP the basket from spinning. Thinking coupler but it agitates fine. Next thought was drive block. what do you think

MARKO58 for Model Number RAS7133KQ1

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I have a Whirlpool washer that takes a drive block 389140 this is the second time I have replaced this I think that the drive block design is a big blunder It makes a lot of noise at the end of spin, this last one lasted about 8 months!

Shuman

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My whirlpool washer makes a thumping sound on the spin cycle after the wash, the rinse and final rinse.

Al for Model Number wtw5540sqo

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The washer is basically working fine, but... on occasion... makes a clicking noise when in wash cycle (agitator looks like it's slipping a bit, but still turning) and also in the spin cycle (drum is spinning, but not as smoothly and quickly as it should be). Also, my fluorescent lights in the room flicker in unison with the clicking. At the completion of an entire wash cycle, there is a light electrical smell, almost as if something electrical was getting a little hot. Any idea what the offending part(s) may be? Thanks!

Konrad for Model Number Kenmore washer 11022832100

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