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Laid Washer on Side, Now Thumping During Spin

Needed to replace clutch. Made mistake of laying machine on side. After removing motor and transmission, I remember something shifting. After repair, machine cyles through and begins to spin up (didn't before the clutch replacement)everything works fine until she spins up, then thumping/knocking begins.

If I recall, it was the triangular thing that shifted underneath, I tired to put back in place when machine was on side, then got distracted and forgot to see what happened.

Any ideas? Do I need to remove the motor and transmission again?

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Have you tried getting it off its side? Sorry, I couldn't resist.


Sorry, thought it was in there.

Kenmore Series 70 Washer.

I have replaced the coupler, drive block, and now the clutch. Was not thumping before tipping it on its side to replace the clutch. Think it might be a spring that came loose and allowed the skid plate to shift as I was pulling the drive shaft and transmission.


OOhhhhh... it won't work right on its side!!! :)


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Ok, so tonight I took the cabinet off the washer and took a look. Turns out the skid plate had shifted out of proper position. With the help of the wife who lifted up on the outer tub, working against the springs, she was able to raise it just enough for me to shift the plate back I to proper position based upon diagrams and photos found on the web. Ran a full cycle and she is smooth and quiet. So by replacing the coupler and drive block 6 months ago and now the clutch, all for $75, the machine is running like a champ.

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