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The drum in my washer has an excessive amount of play you can move it several inches in either direction however all top straps are secure and i can see nothing on the bottom lose or broken ? ge washer mod # WLRR417OG1WW

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Have you checked the drum bearing? The bearing is on the very bottom attached to the drum. If this bearing has broken it will allow for excessive play in the drum, Also make sure every bolt is secure and tight

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