Could bad struts cause a clanking noise during the high speed spin with a normal load? (Sounds like metal to metal banging together).
Answer Hello Steve,
Bad struts could make a noise like metal to metal, but the bad strut would be obvious to visual inspection. It is much more likely that the spinner support has had a screw back out or break. This can be diagnosed by opening the door and lifting slightly on the front of the inner tub (spinner). If you don't feel slack, rotate the inner tub 1/3 of a revolution and try again. And once more to make a complete revolution. If the spinner support has slack at any point of the rotation, the spinner support W10181639, and the outer tub seal 12002022 should be replaced.
Is there an way to check to see if the struts need replacing? I can move the tub assembly around very easily, but I have nothing to compare it too.
Answer Hi Greg. Remove the power. Remove the top. Remove the back. The shock should be stout with heavy compression so it is difficult to compress. You can see if the top of the tub will easily press down onto the shocks. Rear shock assy. (set /2) Part # 22001988. You can also just unhook one at a time and from below see if they compress easily. Do you see signs of grease leaking or laziness in the shocks ? Thank You.
Will bad struts make the washer leak out the front?
Answer Hello James. If the tub is broke where the struts 22001988 attach, then yes, the unit will leak. You will also need to check and see if the bellow 12002533 and see if it is bad. If so, it can cause the unit to leak out of the front. Hope this helps.