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Washing machine banging. spring found behind machine.

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  • Jim Thurston May 11, 2010

    If the spring is approximately one inch in diameter an about four inches long it was attached to the drum and, along with others, held the tub in a central operating position. The machine should not be operated without it. What is the brand and model number??



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The spring is likely damaged - it needs to be replaced at the bottom of the drum.

You will see the 3 other ones mounted. Put the new one on similarly.

Hook one end - then use a screwdriver as a fulcrum and pru the other end over to mount.

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