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We just bought a gently used Estate washing machine by Whirlpool. It is less than 5 years old and we were told it works perfectly well. However, while transporting it from the previous owners home back to ours, it fell over in the back of the truck. Now, when it starts to spin, there is a major racket as the machine viciously bangs. Is this a repair that we might be able to make and what exactly are we looking at here?

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Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

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