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Do you have a model number so I can better assist you? It is usually located on a sticker below the lid tucked up underneath by the hinges (not on the lid itself).
OK so this sounds like the RPS sensor isn't controlling the stator motor properly. you can remove the inner basket and try to sand the shaft down as it gets corroded and that can affect how the basket moves, but other than that, you'd want to replace the RPS sensor mounted to the top of the stator motor below the tub. Below is a link to the kit which was re-designed because it has many issues controlling the motor and giving errors, but this grinding type sound is usually the motor doing rapid bursts of short movements and trying to switch directions and such.
CLICK HERE for RPS sensor kit
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If you let it go long enough, eventually you'll start getting an error code in a few days/weeks/months. But yes this part actually controls the balance by determining the strain on the motor. The noise comes from rapid bursts of power going to the motor. Hard to explain but it's the motor starting and stopping very rapidly which causes the noise.
Not necessarily no. There is more water used in rinse so it can cause different strains on the motor causing the sensor to act up differently.
OK well that part should fix both issues I would think.
No problem and good luck to you!
The part was re-designed. You need to replace the entire kit. And yes if there is a lot of water in the tub is will come out so drain out as much as you can first manually if you need to.
Cup and bucket, or wet vac if you have one.
Sorry, if you'd like to continue this conversation I'm going to ask that you accept the extended service option as I have been speaking with you for over an hour now. But yes, there is always a reason why the part is re-designed. They don't tell us why, they just do it. Telling us why can possibly leave them open to a class action lawsuit.