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As washer spins out, maakes a growling & shaakes like crazy. Could it be washtub bearing on rear of washtub

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SOURCE: fridgidare affinity washer will not spin, makes a growling noise

use a shop vac and attach it to the end of the drain hose remove all the water then you need to check the drain pump and see if there is anything blocking the pump.

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