Author Topic: Whrilpool 9200  (Read 3703 times)

Offline dougv

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 7
Whrilpool 9200
« on: December 27, 2009, 11:01:51 AM »
I too am suffering from a loud banging noise (heavier loads) which recently started. This unit is 5 yrs old and has been a source of vibrating noises for some time. Until the other evening when it sounded like a helicopter was landing in the laundry room. If we lighten up the load its not so bad. After reviewing/reading others issues the common problems seems to be shocks, springs and the basket bearing.

Question, how do you know/inspect the shocks. Mine aren't broken, there doesn't appear to be any excessive amount of grease at the base. So, what do you look for? Based on my automotive/shock experience the design is primative i.e. a shaft in a tube with little absorbing properties.

Finally, the basket rear bearing, other than high spinning is there any other diagnosis? I do feel a bit of out of roundness of the drum driver pulley while spinning. Thanks for you input.

Model GHW9200LQ

Offline dougv

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 7
Re: Whrilpool 9200 update
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 04:58:00 PM »
after some add'l looking it appears that the front outer tub AP3773840 has broken loose of the basket AP4459040. In doing so (i'm guessing) the basket is not stable under large loads. Is this correct?

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3020
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Whrilpool 9200
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 05:36:09 PM »
If this is the Whirlpool Duet GHW9200 for example, you have a bad spinner assembly. The support spider has likely corroded out from behind the spinner or broken, causing the loud clattering. Keep using it and you will knock a hole in the outer tub. Time for a new spinner assembly. Fun project :)
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com

Offline dougv

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 7
Re: Whrilpool 9200
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 05:44:31 PM »
Repairman, is a spinner assembly the same as front outer tub AP3773840?

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3020
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Whrilpool 9200
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 05:58:33 PM »
Open the door and give me the proper model number please and I will point you to the correct part.
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com

Offline dougv

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 7
Re: Whrilpool 9200
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2009, 06:01:58 PM »
GHW9200LQ, Thanks

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3020
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Whrilpool 9200
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2009, 06:12:35 PM »
That machine was made at least 8 years ago, but if you say 5 years old...ok.

The current Whirlpool part number for the spin basket is W10269756

The Appliance Parts Pros number is AP4459040   ($405)




« Last Edit: December 27, 2009, 06:24:03 PM by Repair-man »
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com

Offline dougv

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 7
Re: Whrilpool 9200
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2009, 06:56:53 PM »
which part is the round hard plastic attached to? around the basket and front outer tub there are a lot of small broken plastic pieces. one can see where damage has occurred due to loose fitting and spinning. Thanks

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3020
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Duet Washer
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2009, 07:00:58 PM »
You'll find the Duet washer manual here on this forum to answer all your questions about how the machine goes together. From what you have disclosed, there may be too much damage to warrant a repair versus replacing the machine.
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com

Offline dougv

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 7
Re: Whrilpool 9200
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2009, 07:31:19 PM »
maybe, but the dryer matches so the cost could go higher if we prefer matching units. I understand the basket fits via the bearing/shaft in the rear tub. now the front of the basket, it appears this rides in the front tub not really attached. what i see is that there is no support for the basket so it bangs around. that's the damage i was referring to. i don't know how the front basket and tub fit together so i'm not sure if its the tub or basket. if the plastic i see worn is attache dto the tub ( i suspect) then the basket is the issue. if so, did that happen as a result of the tub bearing or just wear and tear? Thanks

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3020
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Whrilpool 9200
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2009, 07:49:14 PM »
Nobody mentioned a tub bearing. You have a broken spinner basket support. See the following video:
Why Kenmore Washers Fail  (whirlpool too)

When it broke, the tub flopped around, likely damaging the outer tub, which is a whitish plastic material. In this case, you can order a new tub kit along with the new spinner basket and then you will have a new machine (mechanically speaking). Keep in mind that you also risk other repairs later down the road which are not related to this issue, so  this is why I hesitated to recommend a great expense on your behalf. If you are comfortable with the prices you find on the parts, there's no reason you can't replace the tub as well as the spinner while you're in there. It's all going to have to come apart the same way anyhow. If it were me, I would start disassembling it to see just what was damaged and what was not. You can't use it anyway.

Duet Manual
« Last Edit: December 27, 2009, 07:56:23 PM by Repair-man »
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com

Offline dougv

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 7
Re: Whrilpool 9200
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2009, 07:59:16 PM »
ok, what I didn't get was how the two joined/relationship to the plastic. i don;t have an issue with taking it apart just wanted to order what I thought would be needed. that way i could put it right back together. i'll disassemble and we'll see what's next. Thanks for your assistance   

 

WHRILPOOL WASHER BROKEN

Started by RMSEDAN

Replies: 6
Views: 2059
Last post September 23, 2008, 01:23:33 PM
by JWWebster
Kenmore (Whrilpool) washer Mod # 110.47512602

Started by Major

Replies: 5
Views: 1940
Last post December 23, 2011, 02:43:56 PM
by AJ
whrilpool waher noisy

Started by brothermal

Replies: 2
Views: 445
Last post April 15, 2012, 09:55:56 AM
by ubreakitifixit