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Washer drum out of balance... Frigidaire tumble action washer model FWTR647GHS... Major whumping/thumping during final spin... tried stopping machine to redistribute load to even it out... improved but not nearly eliminated... ran final spin with no load at all - noise was almost non-existent, but still not normal, and balance was still off... how do I restore the balance?

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  • yohzheek Sep 09, 2009

    After taking off the back cover, the counter weight does not seem to be loose at all. There appears to be the slightest amount of "wiggle" where the flywheel (around which the belt runs) connects to the tub to drive it. There is almost no movement at all, but at the high speed of the final spin, I imagine it could translate into the horrible knocking that is being produced. I wondered also about the "shock absorber" type mechanisms supporting the tub from underneath (whether they may need to be replaced... the machine is around 10 years old). Do these sound like valid possibilities to explore as culprits? (Oh, and thanks much for your prompt reply before!)

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You might have a broke or loose counter weight that balances your tub.

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  • roberta3fan Sep 09, 2009

    Yes it could be the shock absorber. that would be another things to look at.

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