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My Maxima washer HW8000AWO makes pounding noises at certain revs as it spins, but is quieter at other revs. The load is balanced but it still makes the pounding noises. What is causing this?

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SOURCE: Pounding noise after wash and final spin

  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.

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  • Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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    HI thanks for your question. you could have something stuck in one of the holes, in the tub, or something caught in the pump, check those 2 . if need more assistance , get back to me. thanks the appliance doc

    Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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    SOURCE: washer sounds like off balance during spin

    old duets have nut on rear pulley that becomes loose. remove rear panel and tighten nut. check while spinning by hand if pop is felt. if it rotates smoothly then you may need new shocks on tub

    Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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    SOURCE: making a loud noise when on the spin cycle and not balanced

    It could be a drum spring has broken or stretched too far, there is too much of a heavy load in the drum, or the bearing needs replacing.

    Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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    SOURCE: My washer is out of balance when spinning.

    Hi,
    Your problem is probably much more than the washer being out of balance. The front load washers have shock absorbers that hold them from moving all over the place. These have a habit of breaking. Then the drum hammers and sounds like things are flying apart. Pull the bottom front off and check the shocks. Typically the rings where the pins go throuhg are where they will break. Sometimes at first they look okay and you have to grab them and move them to see that they are broken.

    I hope that this will help you to solve your problem!

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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    if this helps please give a fix ya vote
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