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Loud banging noise only during spin cycle

Loud banging noise only during spin cycle

My washing machine is making loud banging noises only when on the spin cycle. I have made a short video (I didn't want to break it!) including the noise.


"If your Kenmore 110 Series Washing Machine is making strange noises, see the Kenmore 110 Series Washing Machine Makes Unusual Noises problem page for possible causes and solutions.


If the washer is making a loud noise in the spin cycle, the clutch assembly might be worn out. The clutch assembly makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It is designed to allow the tub to get up to the proper spin speed gradually. As the clutch wears out it may become loud during spin or just after the spin cycle finishes. The clutch is not repairable, if it is loud or not working properly it will need to be replaced."

"New transmission only costs about $180.

New washer, easily twice that."

"I was hearing a hammering noise this weekend, the washer spun fine but would hammer loudly at the end of the spin cycle. I could spin the inner tub by hand with the washer turned off and it was clunking at 180 deg every time. I decided to remove the agitator to see if something had caught in the bottom of the drum and found nothing. I spun it by hand again saw the drum slipping on the drive block. I re-installed the agitator and found that the bolt had loosened and allowed the drum to jump the drive block. Replaced the agitator bolt and the rubber washer under the head and problem solved for just a few bucks.

It sounds like a different problem than the OP but this was close enough to my problem to get me to read and it may help someone out with the same issue."

On mine, I removed the agitator, under that I discover a "collar" that holds the tub to the agitator shaft had a broken bolt. I went to the hardware store, $.88 cents later the washer was fixed. I hope this might help someone, I feel lucky!

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