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Washer tub bangs

Seems like the tub is never balanced like it use to be. When it was new I never heard a banging when the tub spins. Now it does it all the time and take a while to balence itself. What can be done about this?

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Re: Washer tub bangs

Click on "troubleshooting" above and type "banging" after clicking "find solution", i have a couple of postings there. You could also read others.

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