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Spin cycle has a terrible knocking noise. Looking for input on what the issue is and is it minor or major fix?

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Hello. If I was nearby I would stop in and check this out for u. If the problem is an unbalanced load of clothes or unusually heavy items like throw rugs. If this is all it is the fix is to readjust the load, and also to take very large bulky items to a laundromat.

That said, it could be a more serious problem along these lines:

If the washer doesn't reach its proper spin speed, the clothes may be too wet at the end of a cycle. Check to be sure the load is properly balanced and run a spin cycle again. If the clothes are still wet, you may have a worn or loose belt (Maytag®), a worn clutch (GE®/Hotpoint®), or a worn motor pulley or tub bearing. Replace the applicable component.

Alternatively, there could be clothes caught between the inner and outer tubs. Also, there could be other things that cause friction on the drive train. Seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.

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