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Washer frigidaire GLTF1670A

My frigidaire GlTF1670A makes an extremly loud banging noise specially on final spin. acc to sears tec i need a new drum and possibly a new pump ??

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  • anpazi Jun 18, 2009

    just found out the noise only happens when machine is loaded not

    when machine is empty. does this support your solutions of a new drum ?

    thank you

  • anpazi Jun 18, 2009

    thank you so much. it is the ASO model.

  • anpazi Jun 21, 2009

    Thank you very much for trying to help me. The technician that came out and looked at the problem appeared more interested in overcharging than in fixing the problem. Therefore I have decided to try and fix it myself. I noticed that the "tub leveling shock absorber" on one side of the drum appears to be leaking the grease that I believe is inside the absorber. The other shock absorber has no grease on the outside of it whatsoever. Should this be happening or is it possible that the shock absorber (since it is called "tub leveling") may be what is causing the problem? Also I looked on a parts diagram for the "link" you mentioned when you had this problem but could not find it. Could you please describe it in more detail. Thank you very much for all your help.

  • anpazi Jun 22, 2009

    thank you . I have looked for the link between the motor and drum

    on the diagram that you have mentioned , but could not find it ?

    is there a part name or could you be kind enough to describe it ?

    thank you again.

  • anpazi Jun 22, 2009

    i have spun it by hand abd it does not make a sound just like when

    there is no weight in the drum.

  • anpazi Jun 22, 2009

    thank you very much, will let you know if it worked.

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You need a new drum, wich is pretty much like buying a new machine

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  • ss4769 Jun 18, 2009

    what is the model exacly is it the AS/ASO/or/AS1 if you can get down and dirty you can take it apart and check if a linkage is broken because if the noise only occurs when it loaded its no the drum. you can find a great diagrams of the inner parts and prices at sears parts center. i had the same problem and it was the link between the motor and drum that was making the noise because it was cracked.

  • ss4769 Jun 22, 2009

    it could be a reson because it should not be leaking,have you looked for othe slightly carcked or broken thing? here is the link for your washer machine: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir...

  • ss4769 Jun 22, 2009

    mine was a 4 year old whirlpool top loader so its probably differnt, yours uses a belt drive system.im fairly confident it is ither the shock absorver,a spring, a loose belt or the motor itself. have you tried spining it by hand to kinda locate a general area of where the noise is coming from.

  • ss4769 Jun 22, 2009

    you should buy the shock absorver because since it has no presure thanks to the leaking grease it probably cant stop the machine from bangin against the side when its loaded like its supposed to

  • ss4769 Jun 22, 2009

    try changing the leaky shock absorver

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