kenmore washer noise during spin cycle. If your old or new washer is making a lot of noise during the spin cycle it could be due to any number of different parts in the washer.
Sometimes this loud noise can occur as a result of a loose part, or worn-out bearing.
If the loud noise only occurs when you’re using the “spin dry” function, then this is sure to be an indication of a problem with your “main tub” bearing.
Kenmore washer noise during the spin cycle
Here we will discuss some common issues and solutions for Kenmore washer noise during the spin cycle.
The issue with Tub Bearing
b. The tub bearing helps keep the inner tub spinning and helps to reduce noise that may be heard during use.
Tub bearings are often replaced as an assembly so we recommend replacing both the outer tub bearing/mounting bracket and seal if these components are available from your washer’s manufacturer as a kit.
Defective Belt Kit
Over time, all belts will start to dry out, crack or burn. Sometimes, a piece of the belt can break off and cause your motor to make loud noises whenever the motor is running.
To determine if your belt is defective, inspect your belt carefully. If it looks worn or damaged replace it immediately or risk damaging something around you and costing you more money in repairs later!
Failed Motor Coupling
The motor coupling on my washer has disconnected. The motor coupling connects the motor to the transmission of your washer and can tamper with the functionality of both.
If your washer becomes overloaded, there’s a chance that either the motor or transmission will fail, and this could also lead to damage. If you notice any issues with your coupling, don’t hesitate.
Issue Tub Seal
The tub bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer barrel. The tub bearing keeps your inner barrel spinning smoothly, so it’s best to clean it regularly.
If you hear noise or feel vibration during a spin cycle, or if water is leaking from under your washer near the transmission, then you might want to install a new tub bearing and seal immediately!
Replacing the bearing itself can be a very involved repair since it must be disassembled and replaced separately from the rest of your washer but hopefully, it’s an easy fix that requires only minor work.
Faulty Drive Pulley
Usually, the washer produces noise due to a faulty pulley. The drive pulley is probably worn out, damaged, or bent.
Remove the drive pulley and inspect it carefully to see if anything’s wrong. If so, replace it with a new pulley that has a smooth surface.
The washer transmission could be defective. All machines have essential gears. But worn-out gear can lead to noises during the washing operation.
In many cases, however, a defective transmission isn’t the reason for the noises. Before calling on a professional repair team, first, check all other less costly causes of noise in your machine.
Problem with Drive Motor
If the washer is making a loud noise, check the drive belt. If there are no issues with it, disconnect the engine’s drive belt as well and run it to see if anything changes.
If it remains loud, there’s something wrong with its engine that needs to be replaced.
Drain Pump issues
If the washer is making a loud noise during its drain cycle, it could be caused by something that has gotten stuck in the pump. The pump might be clogged or broken.
To determine if there is something in the pump, try removing the pump and check for any obstructions inside.
If this is not an option, you can also remove the lower panel on your washer to see if there is anything caught in or around the pump.
If you are unable to remove the obstruction yourself, consult your Owner’s Guide or contact a qualified service technician to address this concern.