washer tapping/ticking noise


Old 02-20-04, 04:23 PM
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Kenmore washer tapping/ticking noise

I have a Kenmore washer 110.20402990 aprox. 4 1/2 years old. It's been making a tapping sound when it starts the spin cycle. It used to only happen on rare ocassions and if we opened the lid and closed it again, it would stop (tapping) or it would suddenly stop tapping on its own. Lately, the tapping has started to occur with every single wash and the washer has to be opened and closed several times before the sound will stop. It's very annoying and I'd like to have an idea of what the problem might be before I ask somebody to check it out. Any ideas? Can this be fixed by my husband or do we need to call Sears?
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Old 02-21-04, 10:32 AM
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Hello: terrie819

May be possible to determine where the tapping noise is coming from and or what part is making such noises by removing the back panel.

Than wash a load while noting what happens to the parts inside the cabinet during the cycles. Might just be a broken tensioning spring on the drum or an unbalanced load.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, downloadable repair and or owners manuals which may be available online.

Another possibility may be to search the manufacturers web site for a downloadable version of the owners or service manual. The file will be a pdf file opened with Adobe which also needs to be downloaded but worth having the Adobe once obtained.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance part stores and dealers are listed in the phone book.

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