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My frontload washing machine makes a lot of noise during the spin cycle. It appears that the drum is loose or not in its track. It there a way to fix it myself before I spent a lot of money for a mechanic?

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First grab the steel basket and see if it wobbles. Second check for leaks underneath, there is two screws at the base of the kick panel to check, looking for wet stains at the back of the machine or pull it out and unplug it remove the screws on the back panel. Next watch out for any edges they are sharp!, I have scars to prove it. Ok you will see a flywheel with a belt attaching it to a motor. Grab the flywheel and apply some pressure up and down and please look for water stains. Any movement? Check the nut or torx bolt first for looseness, it may only need to be secured better, If not and you see water you will two guys and good digital camera and part 134453200 which is a fully assembled basket and tub ready to go, the camera is to take photos of all the stuff which is attached, it will be easier than a grainy stick drawing when re attaching. TIP the pin on the shocks can be depressed with 1/2 deep well socket and the pump boot only need to be unscrewed from the tub after carefull viewing of the boot where it is attached, it is a little tricky, good luck.

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