Model #RTW4305VQ2 Roper residential washers

  • Top And Cabinet Parts
    3 Results
  • Controls And Rear Panel Parts
    3 Results
  • Agitator, Basket And Tub Parts
    3 Results
  • Brake, Clutch, Gearcase, Motor And Pump Parts
    3 Results
  • Machine Base Parts
    3 Results
  • Wiring Harness Parts
    3 Results
  • Brake And Drive Tube Parts
    3 Results
  • Gearcase Parts
    3 Results
  • Optional Parts (not Included)
    3 Results

Question and Answers

Q:

What causes the basket/tub in a washer to make a loud racket during the spin cycle (even when empty), and lean to one side when machine is off and empty?

A:

 

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Without actually hearing the sound, it will be difficult for me to say what's causing the noise. It could have something stuck in the drain pump, the spanner nut on top of the spin basket could be loose and allowing the spin basket to slip on the basket drive tube or it could have a issue with the basket drive dropping too far down into the clutch assembly.

Place the washer in spin and let it spin for second or two the lift the lid and wait for the basket to stop. Reach in and see if you can spin the basket easily or not. If the spanner nut is loose, you would be able to easily spin the basket. If there is resistance, the spanner nut is likely tight.  The next thing I would do is remove the drain pump from the motor leaving the two hoses connected and shove it over to the left of the tub support and then see if makes the  noise in spin. The lid switch harness will need to connected or it will not run in spin. To access the pump, the washer cabinet must be taken off the base. If it makes the noise with the drain pump off, then I suspect an issue inside the clutch assembly or in the basket drive. The clutch sits on top of the gear case and the clutch when spinning must strike the brake release lever in order to release the brake on the basket drive. When torque is applied to the basket drive brake leaver, it causes the basket drive to rotate which is linked to the basket. When the basket drive is rotating, it should cause the basket to rotate.

 

 In order to remove the cabinet, remove the screws securing the control panel to the top. Slide the control panel towards the front of the washer and lift it up and rotate it over the rear panel. Disconnect the lid switch over on the left side. Release the two gold colored cabinet clips securing the top of the washer to the rear panel. Place a flat blade screwdriver tip in the valley closest to the front and pry the handle back to pop the cabinet clips off. Remove the clips. Open the lid and tilt the top of the cabinet forwards and walk the cabinet out of the way. You now have access to the drain pump, gearcase, clutch and motor coupler. The motor coupler is located behind the rear motor shaft. If the motor coupler is stripped, the washer will not spin or agitate when the motor is running.

Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing. 

 I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.  I'm going to add additional images in a second reply to reference.


 

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 14, 2013
A:

Bosock: I added addition images below. As far as the leaning tub. Check the supsension springs and the level of the washer. If the base is bent, it too can cause the tub to lean.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 14, 2013
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