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My GE front loader washer is making a large banging noise and when it drains a large amount of what looks like sand or crushed gravel comes out???

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  • bhalderman Jun 23, 2009

    no - where is it?

  • Jim Goldsmith
    Jim Goldsmith May 11, 2010

    some washers have a large cement block bolted into them as a counterweight to control the machine from banging the tub drum in high-speed spin; sounds like the block has broken; sometimes these fragments of cement dust get into the machine check the block counterweight inside the washer to confirm

  • Joe Povoas May 11, 2010

    did you clean the drain filter?

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But that cement block does not go inside of the drain pump.

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