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Whirlpool Cabrio WTW7000DW0 super load on spin cycle

honey_dave

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WTW7000DW0
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Hi friends,
I have a problem with our Whirpool Cabrio WTW7000DW0 that is almost 6 years old. The washer appears to work just fine - it cleans the clothes. It does what it's supposed to do.

It's just that it's very loud when it's doing its highest spin cycle. Low and moderate spins aren't overly loud, but when it goes on high spin, it's so loud, you can hear it a floor away even when the door is closed.

It's not uneven at all - just a steady roar. The machine isn't wobbling or vibrating abnormally or anything - just the loud roar.

I looked up the parts for this machine and it looks like there's no belt for this machine. It also looks like the bearings are part of the transmission part, which I see online for between $200-300.

Is that pretty much the culprit for this? I'm not sure I want to put $200 more into this machine.

Would there be anything else I could do - like get underneath there and squirt some grease or WD-40 in there or anything?

Finally, I suppose there's no harm in letting this go as long as we can stand the noise right? I mean, the worst it can do is break - I suppose if we don't care about the noise, we could just let it make it's noise?

Thanks much,
Dave
 

Jake

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Hi Dave, yes the bearings in the transmission are shot. The new transmission will fix it.:)

Would there be anything else I could do - like get underneath there and squirt some grease or WD-40 in there or anything?
Unfortunately not.

Finally, I suppose there's no harm in letting this go as long as we can stand the noise right? I mean, the worst it can do is break - I suppose if we don't care about the noise, we could just let it make it's noise?
Yes, you can still let is run with that noise, but eventually the bearings will completely give out and then it won't work anymore.
 

honey_dave

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Jake, thanks very much for the reply. Unfortunately, that's what I figured. I guess I'll have to look and price my options for a replacement. If the part was $100, I'd get it, but $200 seems a bit much. Oh well, back to store I guess.
 

Jake

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Yes Dave, I know what you mean. Whatever you decide to do is fine.
 
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