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Kenmore Washer 417.40042990 Spin cycle very loud (no clanging)


Premium Member
Apr 21, 2016
Akron Ohio
Model Number
Sears Kenmore
More than 10 years
My old Sears Kenmore front loader is making a very loud noise on spin. Its like an airplane! No clanging. I called a repairman (did not make a house call) and he said I should buy a new machine.
Thanks for any ideas. We have replaced parts a few times on our own so thought this might be possible. At any rate we've gotten our money's worth out of this washer:)

That jumbo jet taking off sound is usually the rear drum bearing.

So you'd need a new rear outer drum assembly OR the bearings itself.

If you have plenty of time on your hands and up for a challenge then you can follow the steps to replace the bearings alone in our main thread on this issue here: [FIXED] Drum Gasket and Rear Shell Bearings

Here's the outer rear drum assembly which includes the new bearings already installed(video included):
Rear Drum with Bearing 131525500

Thanks for taking the time to respond! I’m going to just buy a new one; looks like it’s too expensive to fix the old one. It lasted 22 years!
Sounds good.(y)

Thanks for the update!


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