The Kenmore 110 Series is an easy to use home Washing machine created by Kenmore.

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"Ratcheting" noise in wash cycle only

During the wash cycle the machine makes a LOUD ratcheting sound. This is the only time it makes the sound and is not affected by different washing selections. The sound started as brief noise and has grown to a full time noise.

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I am having a problem with my Kenmore 500 washer - it works but during the wash cycle it make a loud terrible noise. I need help! I have fixed most of my things in my house. A older mom

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Take a look at the hub of the agitator and see if it appears to be turning enough. It sounds to me like you may need a Agitator Repair Kit. To get you to the correct part we would need your exact model number.

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The exact model is: Kenmore mod. 110. 21302010. A top loader and it does not have the standard agitator in the tub, just a small bump at the bottom. I spun the tub by hand this morning, it moved in both directions easily with no noise.

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Tip the unit back to access the bottom of the machine, please look at the large pulley to see if it came loose.

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Thanks, I will check that when I get home from work today.

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Tim, What happened? How can I check if it it is really agitating? when I open the lid, the motor stops and I can not check if works. I am hearing a strange plastic noise when its washing. Everything normal during spinning.

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Now the sound is gone but burned smell appeared.

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The problem was a very simple issue in the end. A bolt... One... fell out. However it's the bolt that holds the main pulley on. As the bolt backed itself out the pulley worked it's way down and this model has a plastic cage over it. The pulley began eating it's way through the cage--- that was the ratchet sound and the burning smell. I put the bolt back in with a new lock washer and it has worked fine ever since. Total cost was 3 cents for the washer.

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The washer is a kenmore model number 110.26292693 and its a top loader. The washer doesn't agitate while washing. Theres a squeaky note coming from washer. Found the belt had fallen off. Would a fallen off belt cause the washer to act this way?

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