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Model MAV3855AWW revision 26 loud knocking sound during agitation, weak spin clothes are soaked after spin cycle belt replaced

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The problem is 2 fold. The "knocking" noise is indicative of brake rub. The fix is to replace the rotor & stator. The reason that your clothing are coming out wet is because the brake is dragging along a polished stator when in spin and cannot get up to its proper speed as a result. The 2nd item that should be replaced is the thrust bearing assy. This is what enables the transmission to transition from agitation to spin... Hope this helps... Bill

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Bearing is broken of the agitator.

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