Question about Frigidaire GLTF2070DS Front Load Washer
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Based on your description my first suspicion would be a worn tub bearing.
The other possibilities could have been the suspension shock absorbers or springs but you ruled that out.
If they are intact, good...but bad.
The tub bearing is as I alluded to likely worn, or the inner tub has broken apart.
You can check this by way of opening the door and grabbing the inner basket rim and moving up and down to feel for play...there should be zero play or zero tolerance in this bearing.
You can also remove the rear panel and visually inspect it as well. First, look for signs of leakage around the center bearing.
Second, grab the large pulley and try and move it back and forth or spin it with the belt off to listen for a grinding noise.
If it is indeed worn it will require practically the complete tub assembly ( rear wall with bearing and inner basket )...that is the least expensive and easiest fix at around $400 for the entire assembly.
You can opt to change just the rear wall and bearing with the basket in separate pieces, but it comes in around $370 and still leaves you with pulling the old one apart to re-use the front shell.
Either way this is a fairly involved repair and even for an experienced tech like myself can take 60 - 90mins. I'd guess it would take one who's never done it all day.
Let me know what you find and I'll do what I can to assist you.
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Posted on Sep 09, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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