Kenmore 796.40272900 slight grinding noise

fonecop1

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Location
St Louis
Model Number
796.40272900
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
1-5 years
Our front loader started acting up where my wife said it wouldn't spin last night. Tonight I cleaned out the drain filter, although it didn't have that much stuff in it after cleaning it out it did spin and drain.

What we noticed on the test run was that there was a grinding kind of a sound that you would hear when it would first try to start the drum or when it would start the drum when reversing directions.

Once the drum starts moving the noise then goes away and will spin at max speed with no noise at all. Does this machine have a coupler? I wasn't able to find one doing a parts search. Thanks in advance.
 

Jake

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Hi,

I posted the service manual in post #2 here: FIXED Kenmore front loader won't power on.

Your Kenmore 796 is made by LG. No coupler. You have a motor stator and rotor that turns the drum.

Here's the parts diagram:
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Motor Stator Assembly #K350:
Stator Assembly 4417EA1002K


Rotor Assembly #K360:
Rotor Assembly 4413ER1003B



Also another member posted a video in the 1st post of this thread, watch the video and see if yours is making the sound noise: 796.4031 Loud noise from Kenmore LG washer when trying to spin

Jake
 
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