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THE DRUM WHEN SPINNING MAKE LOUD KNOCKING NOISE? THERE ALSO IS LONG MELTED PLASTIC PIECES COMING FROM FRONT DOOR AREA.

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The plastic pieces are from the friction of the metal spinning onto the white plastic, Part cost about 187 but I am thinking of just ditching this crappy washing machine, something is always going wrong. call me 3616432681

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First and fore most is the drum support or main drum bearigs are failing., more likely to be drum support
The pieces of plastic you refer to are from inside the outer drum, because what is happening is the inner drum is catching the outer drum, and breaking the plastic inside.
You are going to have to strip it down to determine the exact cause, what I expect you will find is that the alloy 3 legged drom support has corroded away,a nd the drum has come loose.

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