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When drum spins it makes alot of noise.

I checked the springs and shocks they are fine

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Check the main bearing and the pulley to make sure that they are both working properly if the bearing is bad it will make the drum bounce all over, if the pulley is bent it will make kind of a grinding noise along with things jumping everywhere

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