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I have a 12 year old Frigidaire 39022 Front loading washer that seems to have broken some kind of floating drum supports. I have always been aware that the drum is suspended in some manner, but during a spin cycle, some thing let go and the drum started banging something awful. I shut it down an unloaded it. I noticed that the drum seems to be a whole lot looser than before. I can actually push the drum inward until hit hits the back of the cabinet. I assume that was what the noise was. I tried running it again with a small load and it did it a second time when the spin cycle started. Any ideas how much to fix, and is it worth it. I live in Northern CA where all labor is very expensive.

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I have the HE3T which is 6 yo. Last week it started making a loud banging noise in the spin cycle. I had a repairman come out. He said it is the drum bearings. He said that it is a problem with these machines and to call Sears. He said that the drum and bearing is one assembly and that Sears should cover it.

I called today and Sears todl me that I have to pay for a Sears technician to come out a determine if it is indeed the problem. If so, it will be covered under the lifetime warranty on the drum. I have to pay for the service call $75.00 and if it is the problem, I will be reimbursed. Cross my fingers!

Posted on May 21, 2009

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A typical failure with your machine is that the rear tub seal may seep water into the bearings. Once moisture enters the bearings, they will quickly fail and cause the type of symptoms you mention. I would suggest purchasing a new machine as the repair cost can't be justified. Whirlpool / Maytag machines are very good and, at least relating to top loading, they are all made in USA. If you want a front loading machine made in USA, I would highly recommend the WFW94HEX model- Consumer Reports #1 rated.

Good luck.

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