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    Something between the tub and basket?

    Balance ring? Clutch/brake? Weak suspension spring? All the springs are on it and none are loose from there connection points. Have no way of measuring their tensions.

    Near the end, I turn it off and back on so you can hear the loud noise at the start of the spin cycle when I do this.

    I washed a few blankets in it yesterday ,and it seemed to spin them like it should with no excess water left in them.
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    Squeak when braking is the brake.
    Don't know what that roar like noise was.
    Maybe remove the outer cabinet and bypass the lid switch to help better Id what/where that noise is coming from.
    First thought might have been the drive block, but it seemed to spin fairly good.

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    Yeah, I think I will pull the tub and check for anything that is not supposed to be there. Maybe something small is in there causing the noise and not causing the off balance action until the high speed is obtained.

    Thanks. I'll let you know what I find if anything.

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    Nothing between the tub and outer basket except grime buildup and such. Enough to one side to cause a slight wobble at high speed spin? Doubt it. I don't know how much fluid is supposed to be in the balance ring, but there does not seem to be much in this one.

    Maybe it got overloaded at some point and caused a suspension spring to loose tension? Maybe it was moved on its side or back for a long distance and stretched a spring? No idea.

    I think I have me a parts machine.

    I think I am going to take the wlc switch off this machine and put it on a whlpl built Kitchenaide that overflowed once. The substitute switches show to be the same.

    I also may be able to fix a whlpl I have with a part from this one. May be a silver lining to all this after all.

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    I don't know how much fluid is supposed to be in the balance ring, but there does not seem to be much in this one.
    I don't how much is in there if you drained it as that is suppose to be sealed....only way to loose some is a crack.....should make a sloshing sound when you move that around.

    I also may be able to fix a whlpl I have with a part from this one. May be a silver lining to all this after all.
    Good!!

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    Well, I put the pump , pump intake hose and lid switch on an Estate washer. Good washer, but it has a slight buzz in the timer.

    I took the wlc switch and put it on a Kitchenaid that was reported to have overflowed, even though I could not get it to do this. That does not mean it did not overflow, just means it never did do with me before or after I sold it.

    So, I got two going with parts off of one and still have most of the controls and the motor.

    The buzzing is not real bad on the first machine's timer. How concerned should I be about this?

    Not long ago, I returned one to a guy because the timer had a buzzing in it. In that case the buzzing sounded almost like wires shorting. This is not like that.

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    but it has a slight buzz in the timer.
    That is never a good sign.....but could do that for years before ever quitting.....I'd leave it until you have to deal with it.

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    If it was going to be used here at home, it would not bother me as much. I try to get these things ready to sell.

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    I think I have narrowed it down to suspension pads. Might order some for the heck of it just to see. I removed some from an older one but I broke one of them. Both machine show to use the same pads.

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    I think I have narrowed it down to suspension pads
    There are two sets on the machine...one curved and one rectangular...

    Noisy Kenmore-suspension_plate-450-jpg

    Noisy Kenmore-snubber-pad-285744-00928634-jpg Tub wear pads (pkg of 3) Manufacturer Number 285744

    Noisy Kenmore-snubber-pad-285219-00882786-jpg Suspension pad kit Manufacturer Number 285219

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