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Sound like a spaceship taking off on spin cycle. Very loud. Something is going to give. Can I fix it before it gives? Probably bearings but can I repair them myself?

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Need the make and the model number of washer, this number is located on a tag on the back of washer or in the owners guide. And yes this is a bearing problem most likely, a very involved and very expensive repair.i

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