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My maytag washer when spinning, the outer drum goes to the front right and stops moving while the inner drum moves. What causes that?

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There could be some clothes caught between the tub and the drum inside.

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Hello, Welcome to FixYa. I suspect you are bang on and indeed it sounds like the rear bearing or spider gear is toast. It is a very involved repair either way but if you think you're up to it ( plus, is it worth it ? ) I can help in whatever manner possible with those frigidaire washers. I'll watch for your reply. Good luck. Regards, Macmarkus :)

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