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I have a Kenmore Elite HE3. When it starts the

I have a Kenmore Elite HE3. When it starts the spin cycle there is a knocking sound. As it picks up speed it goes away. The sound comes back as it slows down. The unit is level. Could this be in the counter balance?

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It could be the drum is not in place

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