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    https://youtu.be/wxsxbROCHm4
    Video of a topload direct drive Whirlpool washer that makes noise in agitate cycle only.
    Checked, changed drive blog, spring, spin tube, etc,.
    I suspect agitate gear.
    Comments appreciated.
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    No sound on my home computer, will try to remember to listen to this at work tomorrow.

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    That knocking certainly sounds like something in the tranny/gearbox
    Try a long screwdriver and place the screw end against the tranny and the handle end put against your ear......use it like a stethoscope to hear inside the tranny/gearbox. Is the noise louder/worse, if yes the noise is definitely inside there.

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    Funny you would mention the screwdriver. I have done that many times.
    I actually had a stethoscope I used for finding noises but gave it to my granddaughter that just turned two.
    The screwdriver might work better. Sound seemed to travel sometines and stethoscope did not seem to always work as well as I wanted it to.
    Noticed yesterday it had a metallic like rattle part way through the spin cycle. Pretty sure that was from the tranny. Had not noticed that before I messed with it yesyerday.
    Pretty sure I will change the tranny then tear this one apart. I suspect it may be low on grease also. May be actually be the problem.
    Thanks Jeff.

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    Once you have had a peek, keep us posted.

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    Pulled the tranny. Could not definitely see anything wring with it. I did change the top gear above the agitator cam. I thought the ine I out in it looked slightly better. Out the tranny back together then realized I forgot ti put gear grease back in it!
    Took the brake actuator cam off. Saw no difference in it and another I had. I was getting frustrated. Not sure what I did, but the thing wiuld not agitate at all. Like something was locked.
    I did notice the gear that fits on the bottom of the large gear came off the first time I pulled it. I out it back on and it seemed to be secure. Not sure if the positioning of that gear makes a difference. When bith are out if the tranny, you can spin it around the bottom of the large gear easily.
    To make a long story short, I ended uo outting another tranny in it from an Amana. Still not sure ut is quite as quiet as I would like to be.
    Thought it was strange before I did anything to it except remove the agitator with nothing in it, it ran pretty quiet. I figured that might be because there was no resistance.
    It almist seems like it was making two noises, one being a metalkic like pecking. It made me think of the sound the brake actuatir made when worked back and forth by hand with the tranny out.
    Hope to know more tomorrow. I out the cabinet back on it tonight.

    P.S. I saw a video somewhere showing a guy changing the washer on the bottom of thr agitator cam and outting one on just a little thicker. Not sure what his oroblem was. Have nit been able to find that video again.

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    I figured that might be because there was no resistance.
    Probably 100% correct.

    P.S. I saw a video somewhere showing a guy changing the washer on the bottom of thr agitator cam and outting one on just a little thicker. Not sure what his oroblem was. Have nit been able to find that video again.
    Can't find it again, then it was not real

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boman View Post
    P.S. I saw a video somewhere showing a guy changing the washer on the bottom of thr agitator cam and outting one on just a little thicker. Not sure what his oroblem was. Have nit been able to find that video again.
    I saw such video recently, maybe this is what you are looking for :

    Whirlpool Top Loader Washer Ratchet Noise - YouTube

    In this case, it's more a knocking noise during spin.

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    Update: Got a couple of more in same type washers, Estates.
    Changed the motor on one. The motor shaft had about a 1/2" back and forth slack.
    On the other I changed motor and coupler. There was a little play in the coupler with metallic insert and the rubber piece that fits between the couple pieces.
    Seems to have solved the problem.
    The one in the video I posted could still run a little quieter, but sounds a lot better.

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    Good job!

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