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Washer thumps when in spin.

I need to replace or adjust a spring. it seems to be out of balance with no clothes in it. is there a way to solve the problem without buying new parts.

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  • cclans Sep 03, 2007

    alao my heating element is not working.

  • conshuler Nov 30, 2008

    On repairing the "loose spring" or malfunction shock absorber, can all of these be reached from from the service panel or will the "drum" be required to be removed and then remounted?

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Open the service panel and look for a loose spring or a malfunction shock absorber.Replace the deffective one or return it to place. Regarding the heating element- check with a multi-meter for 115/220V on its tags. In case you can read 115/220V you should replce it. If you can't read it,your problem is not the heating element. Let me know if you need for further assistance. Good luck!

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