Baffle broke off

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years


Robert From Ellison Bay, WI

Feb 20, 2012

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

The baffles do push thru slots in the drum and by then pulling them towards you, it moves slightly locking them into place. There are screws supplied and they could be installed to aid in the baffles not coming off as ofter but this cannot by done by the average person for you would need special tools and allot of fixet smarts and patience. My washer can be set at a higher spinout speed and this does save on drying costs but the trade off is the baffles break off way too often. There are metal tabs in the drum that are raised up and snap behind tabs on the underside of the baffles as you slid them towards you install them. If you rebend these tabs up with a longnose pliers twice as high as they are, they will have more holding force, keeping the baffles from coming off as often. In my opinion, the baffles should have been designed to slide backwards to lock them in place, not foward. If you look at how they are shaped, they natually have pressure pushing them towards the back of the drum in the spin cycle which just contributes to the problem of them coming off in the first place.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Baffle Set

Part Number: PS970109

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