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Very loud noise as drum is spinning

The motor seems to be fine. The noise is a loud clunk as it hits certain points in the spinning cycle....almost like something has come off of a track???

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Hi, I think that the bearings may be wearing down and need to be replaced. Or the belt may be faulty and needs replacing.

To tell if the bearings are wearing down or need replacing, turn the drum by hand when it is empty and it will make like a grinding noise.

If the belt is torn, frayed or coming off the motor you will need to physically look.

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