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    Default Kenmore washer makes loud noise when it starts to spin

    Model Number: 110.20952994
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: More than 10 years

    My Sears Kenmore Washing Machine makes a loud noise from underneath when it starts to spin. After a minute the noise stops and the spin continues as normal. the noise appears to stop when the water is gone. I checked the pump but it appeared ok.

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    Did you remove the water pump and look inside it for something rattling around in it?

    Here's the water pump for your model:
    Manufacturer part number 3363394 is RepairClinic item number 3296


    Here's a video on how to access it:



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    Also check your motor coupler:

    Motor coupling:
    Motor Coupling 285753A Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com

    Watch this video:


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    The only time it makes the noise is at the start of the spin cycle. I took the water pump off and looked in it and it appeared to be clear. Then
    I saw something that made me think it was the Drive block so I am trying to replace that. I have the washer down to trying to get the inner tub out but am having difficulty doing so. There appears to 4 spring loaded catches at the bottom of the center shaft of the inner tub. I tried depressing those but am still unable to remove the inner tub to get at the drive block. How do I get the inner tube out? Guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
    Dug031643

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    You'd need a spanner wrench:
    Spanner Wrench (part #1021707) from RepairClinic.com

    Watch this video:





    Is this what your seeing? These are just the filters, they should come out with the inner tub:
    Manufacturer part number 285868 is RepairClinic item number 897727





    Here's the tub drive block for your model you can order here:
    Manufacturer part number 389140 is RepairClinic item number 2858
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    I really appreciate the info - I finally got the inner tub out - I had to take a block of wood and a hammer and tap - it was just frozen. I did replace the drive block. Also when I got it apart, one of the little plastic dogs that move was broken so I replaced all four of those. When I got it all back together, it still makes the noise when it starts to spin. It is fine in wash - no noise. The noise is sort of like a hammering noise and It stops after it spins for a short time (Maybe a minute or so). I will look at the coupler next. Is it possible the problem could be in the Clutch that drives the basket?

    Again I really appreciate your comments.

    dug031643

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    Yes, sounds like the clutch or the basket drive, most of the time its just the clutch though.

    Here is your clutch assembly you can order here:
    Manufacturer part number 285785 is RepairClinic item number 2670
    285785

    Here's a help video for replacing the clutch:





    Here is the basket drive for your model you can order here:
    Manufacturer part number 285792 is RepairClinic item number 1254
    285792


    Then to remove the basket drive:
    Grasp plastic cam on basket drive and turn while pulling downwards


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