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Loud noise(not jet whirring sound) during rinse & spin cycles.

Inner drum appears to be hitting outer drum creating loud noise and shaking of the washer. Polypropylene lip on inner drum is grooved. Washer is level and the load is not out of balance.

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    violent shaking during spin cycle

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    we have the same problem but only when we have a large load in. Probably exceeding load capacity. No problems if I reduce the load speed.



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The rear bearing is bad the bearing is press in to the outer tub the outer tube is like a **** shell you need the rear half and new seals it is a big job if you are going to do it you will need a manul

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