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110.26842694 Kenmore Series 80 - Noise When Draining or Spinning


Premium Member
Jul 22, 2019
Michigan, USA
Model Number
Sears Kenmore
More than 10 years
Hello, all!

I have a Kenmore Series 80 washing machine (model: 110.26842694) that gradually started making a new noise during the drain (pump) and spin cycles. I would like to diagnose and fix this new noise before it becomes a problem, if possible.

At this point, clothes come out properly clean and spun. The cycles run just fine and the machine does it's job as expected. The noise is only noticeable when the water is being pumped/drained from the tub or during the spin cycle.

I've posted this YouTube video taken of the machine in a spin cycle. The noise is clear, but you can hear it most prominently when the recording is taken near the left side of the washer (between the washer and dryer).

I appreciate any guidance I can get on this!

Hi Adam, as these machines age the clutch and basket drive start to wear out and cause this noise. It will continue to work fine, its just the noise that gets annoying.

Here's another member it fixed it for as well: FIXED Whirlpool making screeching/whining noises!!

All Kenmore 110 models are made by Whirlpool.

Here's the clutch for your model:
285785 Clutch Assembly

Here is the basket drive assembly for your model:
W10820043 Basktdrive

Videos to replace each part are included on each part page.
Thanks, Jake! I appreciate you taking the time to help me out and for letting me know that it's not a super-urgent issue.
Glad to help Adam.:)
Unfortunately, that didn't seem to work. The washer has progressed to making a grinding and popping noise during the spin cycle (agitation still works as expected without issue). The other (new) behavior I noticed is that it didn't do the neutral drain step. So, I installed the parts in a new neutral drain kit. But, that didn't work either. At this point, It seems to want to agitate and spin at the same time. Can this be anything other than the transmission/gearcase? You can view the behavior here (may be helpful to slow down the playback speed).

Can this be anything other than the transmission/gearcase?
That's what It looks like to me.

Here's the transmission for your model(Video Included):
3360629 Neutral Drain Transmission

You can verify it by running the gearcase alone, as mentioned here:

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