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

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Grinding Noise when turning even by hand.

Tipped the washer over and disconnected motor everything underneath seems fine. It appears that between the holding tank and the actual drum there is some kind of rollers or bearings rubbing on the tank itself. I don't know what they would be called. When you hand turn it you can hear that the bottom of (drum bearings?) is rubbing on the holding tank like there is a flat or wore spot on them. It is very loud especially when spinning.

What would this part be called and is it worth replacing?

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Cause 1

Tub Bearing

The tub bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub. The tub bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. Replacing the tub bearing is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. If the tub bearing is defective, I recommend replacing both the outer tub and bearing as an assembly if the manufacturer offers the components together.

Cause 2

Tub Seal and Bearing Kit

The tub bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub. The tub bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the washer is noisy during the spin cycle or is leaking from the bottom of the tub near the transmission, the tub seal and bearing are likely defective. Replacing the tub bearing is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. If the tub bearing is defective, I recommend replacing the outer tub and bearing at the same time.

Cause 3

Rear Drum with Bearing

The rear drum has a bearing or bearings in it to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing system is defective the washer can become very noisy. On some machines bearings are sold separately from the rear drum, however we recommend replacing both the outer drum and bearing as an assembly if the manufacturer offers the components together because removing and pressing in the new bearing can be exceptionally difficult. Be aware that replacing the outer tub and bearing is also not easy and can be very costly.

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That sound is the main shaft bearings. No it's not worth fixing. Very expensive unless you have an extended warranty.

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