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Whirlpool Duet Sport  Pump?

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    Does this sound like a pump? Or maybe a good pump that needs spacers under the mounting screws?

    Only seems to make this sound when pumping water out.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GVxo...ature=youtu.be
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    Will check the video at work.

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    Thanks Jeff. The more I fool with this thing the more I think it is not a pump making that sound. It seems to have something to do with the cabinet being twisted or a little distorted by the spacers I made. I did add to them raising the washer a little to make sure the pump screws cleared the pedestal. I even removed the screws holding the pedestal and placed a 3/4" board between the washer and the pedestal. This seemed to stop the noise. I'm thinking I will either take it off the pedestal or add some spacers in more places between the two instead of just at the corners which tends to make the middle of the washer flex down a little when the screws are tightened.

    Just hard for me to believe that little electric pump can make that sound.

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    That sounded more like a banging and scraping....maybe the outer shell hitting something?

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    Anyway the motor could be doing that? I removed the back and the bottom front panel. Didn't see anything that look like it might have been scrubbing. The drain hose did n ot want to fit exactly right in one of it's holders, so I tied in with a zip tie.

    When I turned the pulley by hand, I heard a slight dry sound. I removed the belt and turned the pulley. No sound. Turned the motor by hand and got the dry like sound. That is why I ask if the motor could be doing this in the spin cycle.

    Forgot to mention that I removed what looked like belt dust at the end of the motor. Is this a sighn the belt is getting hot? Machine being overloaded? Bearing trying to seize?
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    Forgot to mention that I removed what looked like belt dust at the end of the motor. Is this a sighn the belt is getting hot? Machine being overloaded? Bearing trying to seize?
    Possible yes, yes and yes.

    When I turned the pulley by hand, I heard a slight dry sound. I removed the belt and turned the pulley. No sound. Turned the motor by hand and got the dry like sound. That is why I ask if the motor could be doing this in the spin cycle.
    Very possible, run the motor in spin with the belt off....any weird noises?

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    Will do.
    About ready to kick this thing to the curb.

    I get frustrated with them, but when I got it, I figured might be a learning experience, because I am not very familiar with these. Not sure I want to be though.

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    Not sure I want to be though.
    LOL...I know that feeling!

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    Okay, separated the washer from the pedestal and set the washer on the ground. Seems a lot more normal sound coming from the pump. I am now pretty well convinced my problem involves the pedestal and the lack of proper spacers.

    I read on one site where it was telling tools needed to install a pedestal, foam was mentioned. I have no idea what the spacers are made of, where they go, hard, soft....? I did see one with a square piece for, I assume, a spacer or something to deaden the sound in the center of the pedestal.

    Could you give a better idea of what these spacers involve?

    Before I knew spacers were required for some, I recently sold one with no spacers. It did not make any funny sounds.

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    Have a model#?

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