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Offline Jaytag

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Kenmore Washer FL I believe made by Frigidaire.  8 yrs and on spin it started making a noise like something was scraping.  Now turn it on noise continues but drum does not spin.  I can move the drum freely with my hand both ways and no noise.  Any ideas?  If it is worth repairing how much do you think.  Thank you so much.

Model 417.29042992

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Re: Kenmore Front Loader Washer Making Noise but Drum not spinning
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 03:43:51 PM »
All kidding aside, none of us can hear the noise from here, but if you were to remove the lower panel or perhaps the back panel, then set the washer to spin, you could probably pinpoint where this grating sound is coming from. Since you seem to have ruled out the tub, maybe the noise is from the pump in front...maybe the belt fell off in back...if so you should be able to pinpoint it.

How about doing a bit closer inspection and try back?

Also, I'll provide the Gallery Service Manual (7 MB) for your perusal...this should cover your particular Kenmore in disguise :)
« Last Edit: June 22, 2009, 04:46:13 PM by Repair-man »
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Re: Kenmore Front Loader Washer Making Noise but Drum not spinning
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 09:32:42 PM »
How's the Belt / Pulley ?
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Re: Kenmore Front Loader Washer Making Noise but Drum not spinning
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 10:24:47 PM »
The link to the Gallery Repair Manual by Repair-Man was dead. I finally found it here:

Kenmore 417.29042992 Tumble Action Washer Service Manual, aka
Frigidaire FWT445GC Front Load Washer Service Manual (Frigidaire P/N 5995271441)

Other possibly pertinent info:
The Kenmore 417.29042992 Washer was manufactured by Kelvinator (an Electrolux brand), marketed under the Frigidaire brand name in the US within their Gallery series - the Frigidaire FWT445GC. It was also manufactured for other brands.

My companion dryer is the Kenmore 417.79042991 Dryer, the Service Manual is Electrolux P/N 5995373155 for 27" Dryers Gas and Electric. (Mirror 1 | Mirror 2)

Yes, this post is a follow-up to a years-old post, but there were no solid links to service manual information on this washer and dryer. Hope someone finds this helpful.


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