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Final Spin Drum BANGS around--terribly frightening noise!

I have a GE WSXH208A1WW that is about 6 years old...was running beautifully until I overloaded it with sheets towels and regular clothes. On Final Spin it started making a dreadful noise so I shut it off. I unloaed the towels and sheets and set it back to final spin--noise continues. We took the back off and nothing seems out of the ordinary...we're not sure what happened but can't afford to call in a service call on it...we are a desperate family of 5 that needs our washer back... :( Any solutions? I'm not familiar with the parts of the washer so details would be greatly appreciated. :)

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  • threelilmacs Jan 11, 2009

    Thanks for your advice...I think you are correct it sounds like a train with nothing in it...it still works per say...are the bearings just to make it quiet? Would there be any danger if we continued to use the washer and ignored the loud banging and noise?

  • threelilmacs Jan 11, 2009

    Thanks very much for your feedback...we truly appreciate your help!

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Check the spring that hold the drum in place. They are about 4-5 inches long on the top of the drum at about 2 and 10 o'clock. The springs suspend the drum and if broken the drum will bang around. About $40 to order springs online

Also check on the bottom at about 4 and and 7 o'clock because there are 2 shock absorbers that help keep the drum from just bouncing and bouncing with no end in sight. Again about $40 to change each one.

I am in the process of the first repair and doesn't seem too difficult. The second was done about 6 months ago and was not too difficult but was awkward because you had to lay on the floor to get the replacement pins in place.

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Have you tried running the unit through the spin cycle with nothing in it? I would try that , but Unfortunately bearing (the whole back half of the washer) on those units usually last about 5 to six years then the go bad and start sounding like a train. if it makes that loud noise with nothing in it don't bother paying for a service call. I hate to break it to you better you hear it from me here then after my company charges you 90 bucks for me to tell you it will cost 1000 to repair. good luck let me know what happens.

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    Dean Rhymer Jan 11, 2009

    It eventually will stop spinning. The tub will break trust me you will know when this happens.From my experience with these they have not been dangerous just annoying. If you have to use it lower the spin speed and run small loads. but I'm sorry there is no time frame on how long you have. start saving good luck.

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