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110.26712693 Kenmore 70 series grinding sound and thumping

Dkammauf

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Location
Frostburg MD
Model Number
110.26712693
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
So my Kenmore 70 series washer is making a grinding sound and then when it goes to spin it gets off balance and starts banging the side. What would i need to repkace to fix these issues?
 

rickgburton

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Take the cabinet off and temporarily bypass the lid switch. With the cabinet off you can get a better idea where the noise is coming from. Remove the agitator and inner tub then put it in a spin cycle and see if it still goes off balance.
 

rickgburton

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This video will show you how to get the cabinet off:
 

rickgburton

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Disconnect the lid switch connector and use a short piece of wire to short the two wires in the connector. Do NOT short anything to the green wire.
 
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