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Washer makes knocking noise while in spin cycle. Shock absorbers have been replaced and are good and machine is level. Kenmore Elite H E 3T Model #44932

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Check your front and rear counter-weights. They are made of concrete and start to chip away. More so the rear than the front. When you open it up look on the base and see if you have chips or chunks of concrete. I had that problem as well - also make sure you spray lube inside,check your "Spider" wheel, and belt.

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