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Thumping when spinning

I decided not to fix my Kenmore front loader, but it is only 3 years old and has many good parts. Is there a market for some of these parts or should I just toss it? Thanks!

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  • superhood16 Mar 11, 2009

    washing machine makes super loud noise when spinning more 1 way then the other

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There are two shock absorbers on that model. They are located on bottom on both sides of the drum and can be replaced easily for about $35.00 in parts. That will fix your problem. The original shocks were poorly designed, replacements are better.

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