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During spin cycle, stainless tub makes loud noise and appears to be rubbing on outer tub front. what can cause this and is this expensive to repair?

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Bearings in outer tub shot, couple hundred bucks for the whole rear tub then if you have ruined the front half of tub thats another 150.00 bucks .mite be best to get a new washer!

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The samething happen to mine. i was lucky the tub and bearing assembly was under warranty. I still had to pay 180 bucks for labour.
The seal went and water got into the bearing and rusted.

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