Kenmore Series 80 Top Load Washing Machine "BANGING" in spin cycle

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Old 11-26-12, 07:08 PM
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Kenmore Series 80 Top Load Washing Machine "BANGING" in spin cycle

Machine will fill, wash and drain without a problem. It is when the spin kicks in that all hell breaks loose.
There is a very loud "banging" that is repetitive whether the tub is picking up speed or is at speed in the spin cycle. I've removed the housing around the tub; the frame and tub are now exposed. I find no springs missing and nothing broken beneath.
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Old 11-26-12, 07:57 PM
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I'm assuming the tub is empty. Does the banging change speed with the speed of the tub ? Does the tub stay centered when the banging occurs ?
 
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1. Yes, tub is empty.
2. The banging tempo does not increase with the speed of the tub.
3. The tub stays centered.

**NEW SYMPTOM** the washer tub now will not increase in speed. The "banging" continues and the tub will spin, but very slowly.
 
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Old 11-27-12, 02:44 AM
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Wish I could hear noise (please post model #) 3 things I can think of. 1 bad drive coupler (noise low down around motor) 2 bad gearcase 3 bad drive block (noise would have started as a knocking sound when spin stopped.) There are 4 springs are all 4 there?
 
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Model Number 110-238-12100
It is an awful metal on metal sound that starts as soon as the spin cycle starts; reminds me of a blacksmith hitting an anvil.
It feels as if there is something trying to grab the tub and start the spin, but I am able to hold the tub in place with no affect on the motor or gears. I've even assisted the tub to start spinning, but without assistance, the tub slows rapidly to a stop.
I'll probably scrap this one. I've repaired it several times to avoid buying a replacement. It's being held together with ratchet straps and a prayer.
 
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Old 11-27-12, 12:59 PM
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The only thing I can think of if not gearcase is either basket drive or drive block.
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