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The drum inside our front loader washing machine is loose and makes a horrible knocking noise while in the spin cycles. How can this be fixed?

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It could be fixed,,, but it sounds like drum bearings worn out thats not going to be cheep,,,or it could be the steady spring/s if one has fell off or just snaped the other is trying to hold all the weight of the drum and it cant do all the work so the drum swings around on the spin cycle battering the inside of the washer,,,this will pull off the water pipes and wiring to other parts like the motor,,,you could wip the top or back off and look inside you will see if the spring has come off,,it will be laying in the bottom

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