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Just before the spin cycle, there are horrendous sounds of metal clanging like cogs in gears slipping. What is happening?

I have not tried to do anything. The metal clanging noise is frightenening

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Either the drum bearings are gone {you need an engieer to do this and its a long and labourious job but extends the lifespan of the machine}

the pump motor has coins or other metal parts inside it {take out the filter and clean the whole pump even inside it look with a torch for any bits of metal} you may need to lay the machine down on the opposite side from the soap drawer
and take the hoze off the pump and check its traps
as some machines dont have a screw in filter tray

you could find there is wires from clothes inside the skin of the drum
perhaps the kids post to the soap drawer a toy car etc
this end up inbetween the drum and the drum outer skin
and will start to bang around when the drum moves to faster speeds
to clear this you need to fully empty the machine and then take the heating element out and fish around with long tweezers to grab the bits and pieces
something like this is the issue
i would let a service guy have a look
the bearings you can tell if you open the drum door and move the dum up and down left and right
if there is play in the inner drum then the bearings are gone

i bet its something inside that will float about when there is more water in the machine

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