Author Topic: Direct drive washer weird noise when it stops spinning. with video!  (Read 167 times)

Offline schleven

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Saw this direct drive Whirlpool washer today.  Runs fine, but when it stops spinning it makes a weird noise.  I have never heard it.  Its not the coupler, it spins just fine. it was in storage for about 6 months and this noise happened when the got it out of storage.


Any ideas?


Here is a video




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Offline deekin

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Re: Direct drive washer weird noise when it stops spinning. with video!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 01:31:28 AM »
sounds like the tub drive block.

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Re: Direct drive washer weird noise when it stops spinning. with video!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 10:50:32 AM »

  I agree. Since the agitator stops spinning, the basket drive has stopped but the tub keeps going so looks like it's slipping on the drive block. Remove agitator, agitator clip and plastic washer to inspect the top of the drive block.

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Re: Direct drive washer weird noise when it stops spinning. with video!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 04:00:07 PM »
ok, guys.  Thanks very much.  I will get a drive block and go back to check it out.
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Re: Direct drive washer weird noise when it stops spinning. with video!
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 10:47:05 PM »
I'd replaced the basket drive too.  The ears on the end of the drive are now bent over.

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Re: Direct drive washer weird noise when it stops spinning. with video!
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 05:18:16 PM »
I went back and the drive block was worn on the edges. The basket drive was worn too, but the customer did not want to spend more.the new block fit well. I greased the brakes and it seems to work for now.
I believe after sitting in storage, the brakes rusted up. When it stopped spinning the tub broke free from the block instead of breaking the coupler.
Thanks for the help.
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