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Kenmore front loader model 417.29042992

Hi (and thanks), Just cleaned the boot out and it was full of "stuff." Now, I still have a large thumping noise on the spin (once it reaches speed.) It gets going like a rock star! The basket spins freely by hand except for a squeek/creak at one point in the rotation. The machine is probably 7 years old. This has 2 springs above and 2 pistons below.

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  • rafur Oct 10, 2007

    Hi,
    It seems as if the stainless steel drum is very loose. You can make it move in a variety of angles (not just round and round.) This also seems to explain the type of thumping I'm hearing as well.

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I had the same problem, needed to replace the entire inner tub

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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Check and make sure the washer is LEVEL otherwise when in spin, it may "walk" across the floor. also if it's not level then the tub will "tilt" in one direction and may contribute to the thump, thump.

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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