Author Topic: Whirlpool WTW4850XQ0 Grinding noise during Agitate & Spin  (Read 1907 times)

Offline rockinrobin

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I have a Whirlpool Topload HE Washer that's less than 1.5 Years Old and it makes a grinding noise when agitating and spinning with laundry in the basket. However, it doesn't make the noise when empty (no laundry in the basket).
I found a mounting bolt laying underneath the Washer and re-installed it with Locktite to the Drive Pulley but it still makes the noise and the Washer continues to run with the noise without displaying a Fault/Error Code. ???
Also, I noticed the Basket is moving freely (both directions) when agitating but don't know if it's suppose too or not.
Should I replace the Cam/Drive Pulley, Transmission, Drive Motor or something else? :-\

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Re: Whirlpool WTW4850XQ0 Grinding noise during Agitate & Spin
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 08:42:08 PM »
Disregard the Tub Moving freely both direction's when Agitating, I realized this is normal since the Washer doesn't have a Brake.

[/size]I'm thinking that I should replace the Drive Pulley/Cam Kit. :-\
[/size]However, I would like some input regarding the grinding noise that occurs when it Agitates & Spins since it only makes the noise with laundry in the basket (when it has weight inside the tub).

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Re: Whirlpool WTW4850XQ0 Grinding noise during Agitate & Spin
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 06:44:32 AM »
Sounds like a gear case to me.http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Transmission/W10473144/2312556
However it could be something to do with the sputch. I would isolate the gearbox from the motor by simply removing the belt. That way you can narrow the noise location. Good luck.

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Re: Whirlpool WTW4850XQ0 Grinding noise during Agitate & Spin
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 10:11:41 AM »
Sounds like a gear case to me.http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Transmission/W10473144/2312556
However it could be something to do with the sputch. I would isolate the gearbox from the motor by simply removing the belt. That way you can narrow the noise location. Good luck.
When the grinding noise started, I heard the Tub banging against the Cabinet and noticed the front right Tub Support Rod had detached from the top frame so I re-attached it and the drive pulley mounting bolt but it didn't fix the noise when it has laundry in the basket.
I will try removing the belt to see if the grinding noise is coming from the Splutch/Sputch and update my results later today or tomorrow.
Thanks for the info.

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Re: Whirlpool WTW4850XQ0 Grinding noise during Agitate & Spin
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 10:48:05 AM »
Should I run the Calibration Test on the Washer since the Tub Support Rod was detached from the Top Frame?

Also, is the Splutch/Sputch also know as an Shifter/Actuator (p/n W10006355)?  ???

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Re: Whirlpool WTW4850XQ0 Grinding noise during Agitate & Spin
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 10:55:48 AM »
Also, is the Splutch/Sputch also know as an Shifter/Actuator (p/n W10006355)?  ???

No, the splutch and shift actuator are two different parts.

Maybe this will help you.

http://verticalmodularwasher.com/category/splutch/

http://verticalmodularwasher.com/category/shift-actuator/
Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: Whirlpool WTW4850XQ0 Grinding noise during Agitate & Spin
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 11:22:40 AM »
Also, is the Splutch/Sputch also know as an Shifter/Actuator (p/n W10006355)?  ???
No, the splutch and shift actuator are two different parts.

Maybe this will help you.

http://verticalmodularwasher.com/category/splutch/

http://verticalmodularwasher.com/category/shift-actuator/
The HarroldAppliance Tech said to remove the belt and run the Washer to isolate the problem.
Therefore, if I hear the grinding noise with belt removed then it wouldn't be related to the Splutch Pulley or Transmission. Is that correct?
If no grinding noise is heard then I assume I'll need to manually turn the Splutch Pulley both direction's which might be a problem in the Agitation direction if I need to have water in the basket. Also, it only makes the grinding noise with a load of laundry in the basket so I may not hear the noise since the Washer will be leaned/tilted against the wall.

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Re: FIXED Whirlpool WTW4850XQ0 Grinding noise during Agitate & Spin
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 01:37:03 PM »
The Washer is working perfectly after I replaced the Splutch/Drive Pulley (Part Number W10315818).
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Re: Whirlpool WTW4850XQ0 Grinding noise during Agitate & Spin
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013, 02:12:53 PM »
Thanks for the update! O0

 

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