I had the same problem.It turned out that the pump was clogged with coins and the pump was working way to hard to suck the water out with all those coins plugging up the pump causing the clunking sound and vibration during the spin cycles
Checked the shocks, they appeared to be okay. I've also read that the spider that holds the drum can crack/break, causing similar symptoms.
Point is moot anyway as the wife thought it was too small anyway. Bought a Samsung at a Home improvement warehouse (the guys with the blue aprons....) and it washes like crazy. Only time will tell if it's durable.
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Check to make sure that your clothes are not piled to one side causing the load to be off-balance. If that does'nt fix it then, It may be that your machine has a balance stabilizer on it that has worked its way loose or even off.
1. Make and model of the washer? 2.How old the washer is? 3. Is it banging only at high speed or even on slow speed? 4. Is it only during the final spin or all the time during spin? 5. If you move the drum by hand, is there any noise? Could you turn the drum easily?
If a front loader type, try lifting up on the drum. If it clunks and seems to move somewhat easily, it is probably the front bearing on drum rear support shaft--a major tear-down to replace. If a top loader, try tipping the basket (that spins) in several directions--if it makes clunking sounds, try removing the agitator and check the tub mounting bolts at the bottom center for tightness. If ok, tip the tub again and watch for movement. It may have a bad bearing below the tub at the center area. Remove the tub bolts and pull the tub out revealing the drive hub underneath. Don't know if you would have to drop the transmission to repair what you find. Good luck!
what kinda noise, sqeeling, or clunking, mite be sumthing small that made its way behind ajatator an is causeing noise..or one of the springs that hold it broke..sorry i dont no what kind of noise.....