Our Kenmore 80 series washing machine is starting to make a loud noise
during the spin cycle. It's hard to describe - kind of a cyclical
noise. Sounds like a belt problem to me but I don't really know much
about these thinks.
The machine is probably 5 years old.
Any ideas what might be the cause? Is it worth repairing or is it time
for a new machine?
Thanks in advance,
When that happened to mine the cause was a loose levelling leg. The
welded-on nut that this leg screwed into had parted from its weld.
The fix was to drill a new hole for the leg and secure the leg with a
washer and nut on both sides of the appliance's frame. The fix was
good for the last 15 years and the washing machine works just fine.
I would also check the leveling screws. If an upright machine, it
could just be a wash load imbalance where spinning interior hits sides.
Our old machine does it and we just have to level out load.
5 years? Look under the machine, do you see any staining? I'm
guessing you might want the gear box checked, and refilled if need be.
Shouldn't cost much, I hope since mine is 4 years old. ;) But fill
us in what you do, please.
tom @ www.WorkAtHomePlans.com
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