Model #11045862401 KENMORE ELITE Residential Washers

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Kenmore Elite washer 11044832201 clicking noises when drum spins

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A Washer is definitely something we depend and when starts malfunctioning it can be a big inconvenience. I have attached some links below that give great information on way this may be happening. Hope it helps!

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Priscilla V -
May 31, 2011
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From the description you give I suspect something is between the outer tub and spin basket.

This will be a difficult problem to pin down.

Remember to unplug the washer before attempting to remove the bellows.

There is not a lot of access between the basket and outer tub. To check between them will require removing the tub bellows/boot. The image below will show how to do this. Even then you will most likely need a flashlight and piece of wire to feel around for any object between the outer tub and spin basket.

The noise you describe in the spin cycle, the high pitch squeaking may be the beginning of a bearing problem. This will eventually get louder and louder as the bearing goes bad. This would require replacing the entire outer tub assembly and even possibly the spin basket as well.

I hope this helps.

It might work out better to have a technician do this. The $129 service call would include all labor and might be the best way to go. You can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
June 01, 2011
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Hi, I have the exact same symptoms. I would really like to know what you found out if you followed through with the suggestions. I have uploaded youtube video on this, please checkout the link below. Description: When the drum spins I hear a clicking noise (like a plastic piece is being hit). It appears to have 2 clicks per revolution. The faster the spin speed, the faster the clicking noise. The drum moves freely, no resistance at all, I have taken the top & back off and checked springs, shock-breakers and the belt, they are fine. If I turn the drum by hand slowly I get the click. I can feel it as well. I tried to push the inner drum in relative to the outer tub, they're very tight, I couldn't create any gap in between them. The wash cycle seems to work just fine, clothes are not soaking wet at end of cycle. This has been going on several weeks. It is an 8-yr old washer, I don't want to spend too much $$ cause I may buy a new unit within 2 years. Should I be worried?

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Wiramen -
May 06, 2012
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Wiramen, from the destriction you give I suspect the clicking is coming from the clutch. As long as the washer is spinning then let it go. The clutch may end up needing to be replaced but it won't be worse because the washer was run.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
May 07, 2012
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Thanks Fred for your response. I have questions about the clutch, which component does this clutch belong to (inner drum, outer tub bearing, pump, etc) ? Can I fix it by reaching it through the bellows weep holes you described above ? You mentioned it won't get worse, why is that? What are the issues I maybe facing if I wait for the clutch to wear out before I replace it ? Thanks much for all the helps!

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Wiramen -
May 07, 2012
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The threads sometime get confusing because the responses are oftern about different washing machines. On most Kenmore washers the clutch is a separate part that mounts on top of the transmission. The clutch and basket drive are responsible for the spin. Most front load washers and some newer top load washers do not use a clutch. This is why model numbers are so important when asking a question.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
May 09, 2012
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Hello, I have an kenmore elite HE3 model#: 11045862401. My washer is having similar problems as wiramen posted above; however I researched up my machine and it does not have a clutch... Is it something caught in between the drums; or maybe its a drive part? Please advise. Thanks in advance.

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michael -
September 01, 2012
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If you turn the basket by hand and hear something there may be something between the basket and outer tub. This is a difficult problem to pin down. At least you will need to remove the bellows/boot from the front to get access between the basket and outer tub. If may even be neccessarry to remove the basket. I would let it go or schedule service to deal with this problem.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
September 01, 2012
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how hard is it to change the rear tub

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robert -
February 02, 2014
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We've been searching online and it seems too coincidental that so many people have the same two clicks per rotation when turned by hand for it to be something between the basket and outer tub. If our front loading models 11044832201 do not have a clutch what else could it be? The clicks are prevalent during the spin cycle but only occur occasionally when the machine turns during the wash cycle typically just after changing the spin direction. During high speed spins the clicking noise is very loud and varies directly with the speed of the spin.

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Jeff -
March 21, 2015
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how many cubic feet is this model? 11045862401 Kenmore Elite Residential washer

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Thank you for being Sears’ valued member and for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your question about the cubic feet of your Kenmore Elite washer model 11045862401. I will be happy to help you with this. This washer has 3.8 cubic feet capacity. I hope this answers your question. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business. 
 

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
February 03, 2015
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Washer won't run. Lights are on, nothing else 41748102701

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Thank you for choosing sears I would be happy to help you with your washer. Upon researching model 11045862401; to access the water inlet valve; you could have a wire harness connection problem between the main control board in the console and the motor control board beside the drive motor in the bottom of the washer. I recommend that you unplug the washer and check the wire harness connection between the main control board and the motor control board. Sometimes those wires can vibrate loose. Reconnecting a loose wire harness may fix your problem.

Completely reassemble the washer before plugging it back in.

I trust this information will help you, have a great day.

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CarlosZ -
Sears Technician
January 29, 2015

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