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Clunking noise when it spins even slowly & the drum seems out of balance. I took the back off & the big wheel that the belt goes around seems solid any other things i should check?

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The roller that the drum rides on shot. there should be two of them located on under side of drum rear

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it needs new drum bearings and seals, it's a big job here a video that will show you what needs doing

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My front load washer has a load clunk when the drum is spinning. If I spin it by hand I can still hear it. I took the back off and it sounds like coming from inside the drum.


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description "My front load washer has a load clunk when the drum is spinning. If I spin it by hand I can still hear it. I took the back off and it sounds like coming from inside the drum"
my first suspicion would be a worn tub bearing, unfortunately all too common with those Frigidaire.

The tub bearing is likely worn, or the inner tub has broken apart.

You can check this by way of opening the door and grabbing the inner basket rim and moving up and down to feel for play...there should be zero play or zero tolerance in this bearing.

Second, since you`ve removed the back panel, grab the large pulley and try and move it back and forth or spin it with the belt off to listen for a grinding noise.

If it is indeed worn it will require practically the complete tub assembly ( rear wall with bearing and inner basket )...that is the least expensive and easiest fix at around $400 for the entire assembly.

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You can opt to change just the rear wall and bearing with the basket in separate pieces, but it comes in around $370 and still leaves you with pulling the old one apart to re-use the front shell.

Either way this is a fairly involved repair and even for an experienced tech like myself can take 60 - 90mins.

Let me know what you find and I'll do what I can to assist you.

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It sounds like your washer needs an overhaul . A new tub and bearings it's a big job with a big price tag.

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Loud clunking sound during the spin cycle, washer is balanced and on 2nd floor


If you get a very loud noise coming from the machine, and this noise islouder when it spins faster, then it is often because of a problem with the drum bearing.

The drum bearing is bad, probably drum bearing spider had broken.

On a front load the drum bearing is located at the back of the drum.

To replace the part you take apart machine, undo the belt and depending on the model you may need to remove more parts.

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Loud banging noise when machine goes into spin mode. sounds like it is banging on the side. Please help !


Usually this is an out-of-balance condition caused by too much weight on one side of the tub, move the clothes around and try again.

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Excessiv drum movement back and forth


this noise is from the drum bearings and yes its a big and exspensive job to do complete strip down and will more then likely cost around £120-£160 to do if u like the washer and its in good condition then have it done because zanussi's and r good machines u can buy the rear of the drum with the bearing already in it but it still needs the drum taking out and then splitting from the front part of the tub but there again it will still cost u upto £100 anyway to do why this happens is mainly over filling the drum

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Drive belt out of alignment


check pulley is fully bolted home. also fault could be due to the bearing spider (on the drum) being broken or cracked on one leg. if this was so, would expect spin with clothes to be very noisy. get gack to me if you want. the belt is a stretchy belt ie no adjustment for tightness

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