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It sounds like it's coming to get me!! Since it's imbalanced

Since 2 jeans were washed, it is really loud. It sounds like the ballast is loose. if the load is med. it's super really loud but will spin fast -if the load is bigger it doesn't spin much and the clothes are soaked. Now, since the hoses were removed for my diagnosis they are leaking it seems. I heard this noise is due to the imbalance-ness. When I took the back off all the springs and "tethers" seemed in place. A repair shop told me to run it empty, I did and it was fine but when I put clothes in it...........

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  • lroy152 Jan 29, 2008

    okie dokie, but where are the bearings?

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Check the bearings....when the bearings are gone, it will leak too...

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