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Washing machine makes a "clunk" noise throughout the washing process. What could it be? Answered

During the washing process there is a clunk (once) noise. It occurs after filling but before agitation; after agitation but before emptying; after emptying but before filling for rinse etc. Wondering if this is a transmission or gear problem

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TSC
TSC

10 years ago

Butten on a pair of pants,Ziper on a coat,

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago


did it not do this previously?

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seandogue
seandogue

10 years ago

From what I can surmise, that's probably the clutch engaging. Mine does something similar, although it happens for me right after the wash cycle and prior to rinse, and once after it at the very end of the entire cycle.. It's annoying, isn't it?

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framistan
framistan

10 years ago

if the washer is new, then maybe you didn't remove the drum retainer strap. it is a tie-strap on the back of the washer that you are supposed to remove before using the washer. The strap helps hold the drum in place during shipping but it is common for the customer to forget to remove it.

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aeray
aeray

10 years ago

Without knowing the manufacturer and model number, it is hard to diagnose. I've had a lot of luck with this website, and appliance repair is not really my forte (and it's free): http://www.appliancerepair.net/apnet/