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Washer thumper my ge stack space saver WD thumps in the spin cycle. my freind replaced one of the springs because he said it was bad. but it still thumps with no clothes in it. also my heating element seems not to be working. how do i trouble shoot? are the springs needing adjustment or something? chaz

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Re: washer thumper

The thumping could also be a belt issue if it has a flat spot in it, especially if its a Frigidare Hybrid GE. To get to the element, sorry to say it, but will have to remove the drum and front of machine to get to it. Ohm out all the thermostats and thermofuses first. If it has the round element behind the drum (which it should) check the heater wire for breaks. If its a true GE it will have two wires, Frigidare Hybrid will only have one. Good Luck!!! Jim

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