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My washer was spinning, it made a loud noise and the drum dropped down in front

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You left it go toooo long and the drum bearings in the rear area have finally given way,the "lip-seal" that keeps water out failed some time ago and now the bearing(s) also went,this may be quite a costly affair getting the old bearings out of the plastic outer drum bore,if its even savable,bearings and seal are cheap,appx $70.00 for these/the drum if damaged $500.00+/the drum spline and spider that holds the drum $150.00 /plus labor depending how bad

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I have a ge frontload washer and it recently started making a really loud noise when in spin mode. It sometimes bangs the side also. What's going on?


It could be a few things that could be wrong with it. With the washer empty does the wash drum sit centered within the door? Also the drum should be level and not sag down or up. If it does, then it could mean the the springs or shocks are broken. You can check shocks by removing the two screws on the front bottom access panel. There are two shocks, and are mounted on the bottom of the the drum.

If the drum sits level and centered in the door, turn the drum by hand and feel how it spins. It should spin true and quietly without any kind of thumping or scaping noise. If it makes a thumping or scraping noise, or it wobbles as it spins this could mean the the spider arms that support the wash drum are broken. If it does not make any abrupt noise when you spin it by hand but when the machine is in a spin cycle, it spins with a loud roar like a jet plane is landing in your laundry room, then the bearings are gone.

It can be very expensive to have these machines servied since the machines needs to be taken apart to get the drum/bearing assembly. If you are handy, you can replace the bearing and seal for less than $100 in parts, but, if the spider assembly is broken, the parts alone can cost as much as a new washer.

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When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

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Verify that the inner drum isn't broken. Sopin by hand it should trun smoothly and staight.

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Usually this is due to either the drum support breaking or the back bearing being bad-neither easy to fix- or worth it. Try lifting the drum up and down, if it moves up and down they are bad. I see this a lot, and the price of repair isn't worth it. Craig

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Spider arms attached to stainless steel drum inside of tub have probably broken. This is a known problem with Frigidaire front loading washing machines. The stainless steel drum has a 25 year warranty but this does not include the spider arms. You cannot buy the spider arms separately, you have to buy the unit as one. The drum cost about $250.00 and probably about $300.00 in labor to install. You can do it yourself but it is pretty involved. Good Luck!

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Looks like the drum has droped


You will need to get the bearings replaced. Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.

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drum bearings are gone,it would cost too much to repair,the drum shaft would to be repalced as well.Sorry

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