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Kenmore front laoder washer with loose wash basket

My washer suddenly started making loud thumping noises during the spin cycle. When I got it stopped, I reached inside and wiggled the was inner wash basket or drum and it is very loose and banging against the side. What is the repair for this?

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  • mbissman Mar 06, 2009

    I had the same thing happen to me today. Our machine is not quite 5 years old! How much does this repair run? Is this something my husband can do himself?

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Highly likely that either your bearings or spider arm has gone out, this is no easy fix. You can 'search' above or click on 'troubleshooting' in blue to browse

RepairClinic.com (which is good)
espares.co.uk
AppliancePartsPros.com
Try these sites for spares.

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