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We just replaced the shocks on a GE front loading washer (one was broken)but now the machine is banging (sounds like against the back of machine) when in the spin cycle. Is something out of balance? What else should I look for?

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Make sure both shock are tight.You could also check couterweights are ok....Could be drum/pulley hitting back of casing...

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It could be a broken drum restraint spring, or a worn or broken. or loose shock absorber.
To check the springs, remove the top cover, and you will see the springs.
Another possibility is the concrete weight could be broken or loose.
You need to remove the lower rear panel of washer to check the shockers and concrete weight.
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Banging noise on spin cycle


Hi,
Believe it or not I have a washer just like yours and when that happened to me I found that the shocks that hold the drum were broken. I ordered new shocks online and replaced them and everything was fine and dandy again!
The shocks are a bit of a pain to install but not all that difiicult.
Do a search for "appliance parts" online and then enter your model number and you can easily find and order the shocks you need.
Check out different sites as the prices can vary for the same part and it seems that there is not any one site that always has the lowest price.
The new shocks also seemed to be built differently then the old ones. (heavier)

I hope that this will help you to solve your problem!

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My kenmore front loading washer is make a bad banging. washer is level and sounds like the inner drum is banging against the outer drum. if this is possible what may be the cause. any help is appreciated


Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

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Wachine machine bangs when on spin cycle.


Unless your top loader is set firmly on concrete and leveled to perfection, the force of a heavy wash load spinning in excess of 1000rpm will create a bit of vibration and noise.A firm footing is your best defense against to much movement.
Also due to the earlier movements during the spin cycle, the shocks that are used to dampen the spin cycle might have been broken or damaged.
If the problem persists inspite of proper levelling, please do check for the shocks or might have them replaced them for good.

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hello, your problem is that your shocks are bad and need to be replaced. you can access them by removing the front lower panel. make sure you unplug the washer first. you will see 2 of them on either side of the tub. i belive you can twist the upper portion and then remove the bottom screew and remove the shock. of course before you start you should have the new shocks. and make sure their is no water in the tub.

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Here's what the problem is. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwpKP_9_fAA&feature=player_embedded

It's been designed to fail so that you buy an expensive part. 

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