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Kenmore front load washer model 970-c42162 vibrating and banging on spin cycle. just started like something let go inside. the 2 shocks at bottom and both springs at top are all intact.what might it be?

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Make sure thatthe drum is not overloaded and draining water away correctly, Check that the drive belt is in good conditiona nd not twisted. Check that the pulleys are tight and secure and running correctly in line and not bent or out of alignment. Also check that the idler wheel and tension arm and spring are in tact and doing their job. Also you may have a faulty bearing.

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Try Anti Vibration Pads.....You can buy them online at http://appliancepartsonline.net/index.php?target=products&product_id=434

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