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796.41473210 Elite Front Loader makes grinding noise during wash cycle

wigglytoes

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Location
Colorado
Model Number
796.41473210
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
1-5 years
I'm getting a grinding noise from my Kenmore Elite Front Loading Washer. Model 796.41473210 Or maybe the model # is 796.4147 It's tough to figure this out.
During the wash cycle, the drum will turn a few revolutions clockwise, and it sits for a second, then it turns a few revolutions counterclockwise, then it sits for a second. The pattern is repeated over and over. The noise happens when the drum is turning during this cycle. I believe the noise is coming from the back of the washer.
There is no noise, or problems when the washer is turned off and I manually turn the drum. I don't hear any noise when it's in spin cycle. The wash appears to be clean. I'd almost say that it's a natural sound, expect that I never noticed it until about a month ago. One day I was sitting at my desk in a nearby room, heard a noise, and ran around investigating. I quickly figured out that it was the washer.
 
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Jake

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Hi,

These Kenmore 796 models are made by LG.

Does it sound like this one:

[video=youtube_share;azy9USiBIn8]https://youtu.be/azy9USiBIn8[/video]

Jake
 

Jake

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