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Fwt449gfs1 unbalanced in spin cycle

Machine seems to stay unbalanced during spin cycle. Seems to have happened all of a sudden. Instead of smooth spinning of tub, it thrashes about as if unbalanced. Wash cycle works normally.

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  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    Same issue. It appears that I have a few broken plastic pieces. I'm going to take the unit apart tonight.



    Did you find the cause?

  • microsys00 Mar 19, 2009

    Same issue. works ok on wash and slow spin, but with a slight noise. When it goes to high speed spin, there is a big knocking sound. I replaced both shocks, but that didn't seem to help. It might be inside the tub, between the stainless steel tub and the outside tub. Maybe a broken guidewheel? will check the Sears site for a diragram.

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There is a three post bracket bolted to the back of the inside drum. on ours two of the three spokes are broken. looks like you have to buy whole new drum assembly. around 300 bucks

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