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Grinding noise when drum rotates

Washer makes a grinding noise whenever the drum is rotated. this happens whenever you rotate drum by hand or when it is in wash or spin cycle

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Re: grinding noise when drum rotates

May be a foreign object trapped in between the inner and outer tub. Major Disassembly required to split the outer tub. May also be the rear bearing in which case back half will have to be replaced.

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