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The drum is loose when the washing machine is not in use. When it's in use it makes a loud whirring noise like a train going through my house. This happens on an empty load as well. The machine is a front loading frigidaire purchased approximately six years ago.

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

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