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Front loader won't spin replaced shocks because one was broke be still will not spin

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If model # starts with 417 replace motor control located at the base of unit. if not 417 please post with model and make of washer

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SOURCE: I have a front loader and during spin cycles, it

Yes I think you nailed it!!! They go bad on many machines...replacements are often heavier than the original...Can't tell if they are bad sometimes till you actually remove them and sometimes the loop will break where the pin goes through.

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SOURCE: Front Loader Model #FWT449G5S00 banging

The bearings on the drum may be going bad or the counter weight may be broken off or missing or heavy unbalanced loads. Reach inside and try lifting up on the interior drum. If it moves up and down or you feel any popping I would say the bearings are going bad. They usually make a lot more noise on the spin cycle also. Similar to an airplane taking off.
Hope this helps.

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