Estate Top Loading Washer Grinding spin cycle (Model year 2000?)
Model Number: TAWS700EQ2 Brand:
5 - 10 years
This washer has served us well and except for a bad lid switch and water level control knob that once flooded our downstairs...make that twice....we have not had any issues.
Few weeks ago starts making high pitched scratching/grinding sound while spinning but not load enough to cause too much concern.
Yesterday while entering spin cycle, the tub spins fine but starts a more distinct grinding noise. the agitator attempt to turn but starts loud clicking noise.
Checked the dogs and replaced but the problem persists.
Took of the housing and checked the coupling and it's fine.
Clutch turns along with motor.
Grinding noise seems to be coming from gear case housing but I am only 90% sure.
What do you pros think?
I removed the entire agitator and put it in spin cycle and recorded the sound of the grinding. Have a listen, please. File is attached.
Last edited by fareall : 08-30-2009 at 07:59 PM.