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Off balance/loud knocking

The washer makes loud knocking noise at 6 minutes, then at 4 minutes it stops, drains and returns to 6 minutes. It repeats that process over and over. Everything appears level.

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    Calypso gets to 4 minutes, sounds like it exploded (loud noise) then starts again a 6 minutes. Keeps doing this over and over and over...

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Check the inner tub with your hands , if tub is very loose? theres a screw loose or broken at the bottom of center mast, AJ

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