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Loose inner drum

The front of my inner drum is loose and bangs around when machine is running, drum still turns also get a scrapping sound when running. what could the possible problems be and fixes.

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Your bearing is gone. needs a new tub assembly. its pricy

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This is difficult to work out as there are so many different symptoms. Here are my thoughts -

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This is difficult to work out as there are so many different symptoms. Here are my thoughts -

Dust from carbon rushes is black. Grey dust usually comes from a loose concrete weight. Loose tub weights are rare on this model but they cause a loud knocking noise which is often worse when the washing machine is revving up to spin and dying down from a spin (suspension problems are also often worse at this stage too). It's not normally a metallic sound though.

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It is normal to be able to push the drum to the side so that the motor hits the casing. If the suspension has gone, the tub should be twisted and leaning to one side more than the other or it just could be very loose. It's difficult to check suspension if you don't know how it should feel.

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