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The drum on my Kenmore front-loading washing machine has come loose and is rattling around. Is this a common problem and is there an easy fix?

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Depending on the age or usage hrs could be loose nut from factory or worn bearings

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When the machine goes into spin cycle there is excessive vibration as if something was loose in the drum. Other wise the machine cycles fine. Is there someway to check for bolts or nuts loose on the drum....


Move the drum around by hand and listen carefully. There should be no loose bits or rattling, if there are it is possible that something has slipped in between the drums. It sounds as if the drum bearing may be failing. Grip the inner drum and move it up and down at the front while feeling for play relative to the outer drum. i.e hold outer drum and lift inner drum relative to where you are holding. There should be virtually no play.

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how did the underwire get there, you may want to remove lower panel please unplug washer before removing panel use a flash light there is a area were coins and other objects fall in to also have a bucket there well be water in the lower unit use something to fish it out lucky it did not get caught in pump

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I checked the drum, and I can sway the drum easily with my hand. So it looks some supporting structure is broken. I don't know if it is easy to open the washer to check what has been broken.

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