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Bottom leaks and the drum seems to rattle/knock when spinning. Sometimes there is a little water left in the bottom after removing clothes.

About 4 years old - Light usage

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It is so common that the washing machine can make terrible noise in many ways and is a common fault. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that machine is vibrating when it is running then the motor /drum suspension has to be inspected. Since these fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for the noise with a good inspection lamp. Manually turn the motor and drum and listen for the noise, if so the motor bearings, the drum agitator shaft and fittings must be checked. Also the suspensions which include the shock absorbers and springs, the body clamps must be checked to be in correct alignment and not changed in position. Tightening of the mounting is also very important. Finally in most cases a drop of OIL or smear of grease on the moving parts cane solve most issues.

Check this link :

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1210/wobbly-washing-machine-or-tumble-dryer.html

For replacement of bearings check for tips on this visual link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1401/how-to-replace-the-bearings-on-a-washing-mach.html

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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SOURCE: washing machine wont spin, water still left in drum

machine wont spin just turns back and forth

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Sounds like pump blocked check.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: washer is leaking from the bottom.

Hi, Was the noise a whining sound? It is possible something was in the pump amd it wore a hole in the pump. After the washer shuts off, tip the washer against the wall and look at the pump located behind the front panel in the center. It is attached to the motor. Check and see if it is dripping water.
Just an idia to start with.
Please let me know what you find and if I can assist you further.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Wet Clothes and some sandy crud left at spin cycle end

Make sure you plugged the wires back in that you unplugged to take the case off. The plug located under the panel. This is you lid switch and if it's unplugged it will not spin clothes out. If it is plugged in, you might want to go back and take the pump off. Once you have, check inside the drain tube that connects from the pump to the tub. Make sure there is nothing inside it. Sometimes lint will build up inside it, clogging it.
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