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Author Topic: Loud clunking when the drum stops spining  (Read 4220 times)

Offline centralappliance

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Loud clunking when the drum stops spining
« on: November 23, 2009, 08:38:53 PM »

This washer seams to work fine but if you open the lid during the final spin or at the end of the cycle the drum does not stop and makes a loud clunking sound then stops.Is there a break thats worn.I cannot get the whirlpool manual links to work.

Model 110.23692200

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Re: Loud clunking when the drum stops spining
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 10:35:07 PM »
Their is a guy out there in youtube land that swears you can grease up the brake package a little so the harsh torque action associated with opening the lid or end of cycle on some direct drive models will not be so violent.
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Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Loud clunking when the drum stops spining
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 07:06:01 AM »
It sounds like the tub block is stripped and is allowing  the drum to keep rotating where it rises and drops over the spin tube.

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Re: Loud clunking when the drum stops spining
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 09:27:09 AM »
Can this often be repaired with just the drive block. To clarify the drum continues to make a few turns and bangs at the end of the cycle or stopping it by opening the lid.
Or would I possibly have to change the drive and brake

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Re: Loud clunking when the drum stops spining
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 12:15:05 PM »
Try to turn the drum by hand you should feel it rise and fall if the block is stripped. You can fix this with a new tub block if the edges on the spin tube are still square.

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Re: Loud clunking when the drum stops spining
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2009, 08:24:53 AM »
Drive block did the job, Thanks once again