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Thrashing Spin Cycle

This is a follow up. Leveling and cleaning the boot did not help. The stainless steel drum does not seem to be attached at this point: It does not spin well at all manually. It used to spin manually ok but, I let it spin during the spin cycle and now the drum is loose.
premm mentioned a spider arm on another front loader; could it be and what's involved. I've got more time than money.

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Re: Thrashing Spin Cycle

If the basket is loose, you will have to replace the basket( this includes the spider arm you are asking about) and the rear half of the tub( this includes the bearing). Be sure to check the owners manual for your warranty information. The basket and tub may very well still be covered by warranty. You will have to pay the labor, usually around $200.

If you do decide to purchase the parts and repair it yourself, post back and I will try to walk you through it.

Just remember this,

 it is much easier to remove the inner workings from the rear than the front, and

this is a 2 man job.

1 person can do it but it is sooo much easier with some one to help set the tub assembely out as a unit.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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