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    Default Ballast ring hitting outer tub

    I have noticed lately on a couple of washers the ballast ring hitting the outer tub. One had to be patched as a whole was in it.

    In my post before this one the balance spring was mentioned when changing motors. Could a weak spring be causing the ring to hit the outer tub?

    Btw, I had pulled down on the spring to increase the tension. It did not seem to make a difference.

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    On a direct drive style then?

    A weak spring -normally- would/should allow the whole assembly to move....kinds -sounds- like just the inner basket is moving on the yours and hitting outer holding tank....more sounds like a drive block or basket ussue to me.

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    would/should allow the whole assembly to move
    What I thought too sort of. I guess I was thinking about the spring getting a little weak and letting the whole thing wobble until something worked loose.
    I did remove the tub nut on both and check the drive blocks. The notches still looked okay. I then replaced everything and made sure the nut was tight on the drive block.

    I may need to recheck one because the machine sounds there is slack somewhere when it agitates. Hoping it is not the transmission.

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    Keep us posted.

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    I was right in thinking the tranny has a problem. I'm thinning it is the agitate/spin cam making the noise. Found one another site making a similar sound. I guess that is what rung a bell for me, because I had seen it before. I'll either swap some parts in the transmission or the whole transmission. I will post the result.

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    Gotta be easier to swop out the whole tranny!

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    Gotta be easier to swop out the whole tranny!
    Yep, if I have a good one complete. If I have one with another bad part, but the part I need is good......Heheh, still lot easier to change complete if I have one . I do have a few. not sure if I marked them.

    Anyway, take a listen to this and give me your opinion if you would.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9feitv_XZ0

    P.S. I had let this machine run a little and went out to check it just now. The motor was kind of hot. Both motors getting hot and the noise lead me to believe there is a transmission problem.
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    I'll have to listen in the morning at work.....home speakers are not working.

    I have noticed lately on a couple of washers the ballast ring hitting the outer tub.
    Also was wondering if the balance ring is loose on the wash basket and this is allowing it to hit the outer tank/tank cover?

    jeff.
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    I called myself checking that. I removed and reinstalled the rings. I did notice on one the ring or tub seemed almost like it warped as the ring would be closer at one point to the tub. Both showed signs of being overloaded at some time in the past. May play a part.

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    take a listen to this and give me your opinion if you would.
    Tranny or motor coupler...or both...tranny would be my bet.

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