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We did not put the shipping parts in when we moved. I noticed the drum inside the machine bangs from side to side. Is the machine broke and what can I do?

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Sounds as if spring(s) fell off depends on which type of machine it is to help U further

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I have just moved my asks w 6551 to a new house and now it's making a banging sound when the drum turns. Is this serious?

Those machines come with shipping bolts that hold the drum to the frame when it is shipped. This ensures that nothing gets slammed around when it is moved. Without those in place, there is a chance that the shock absorbers and springs that align the drum when it is on CAN COME loose and then you have a banging noise when the drum spins.

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Could be a loose basket nut, or on the bottom tub support there are a few springs that help locate the tub. One of the springs could have come off or broke.

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Drum vibrates and bangs during spin cycle but it is not off balance

if it's a front load washer most likely the spider gear is gone,usually from using to much detergent,it would be cheaper to replace the washer than to fix this one.if you look inside at the drum you'll see like a peace sign on the back wall,this is what broke on the other side of the drum and the whole back half of the drum needs to be replaced. you can check to see if a shock is broke but like i said most likely it will be the spider time send the brand name and model number on the machine.

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With some loads ie towels, the drum moves about so much that it bangs on the inside of the casing and the whole machine tries to walk around the room.

there are some "shock absorbtion" devices inside that may be can try to remove the top lid and look down on either side of the drum...the shock absorbers look like cylinders and are mounted at the bottom of the on either side should also have two springs at the top..make sure these are in place...if the shock devices are defective(usually they break at the mounting side on the floor pan of the washer) you can try getting new ones at
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There seems to be something between the drum and the plastic outer casing of the drum. When the drum spins, there is a scraping noise and the object does seem to move inside the space. It doesn't hinder...

Most seals completely prevent clothing ie a tiny kids sock or other kids clothes. if it's bouncing about in side the exterior drum, something has broken and fallen inside there that shouldn't be.

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I used a video on Youtube to make the repair step by step including putting it back together again!

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While finishing a load of laundry, during the final spin/rinse cycle the washer made an aweful pounding and banging noise. It was so loud I heard it from the other side of the house and went running to see...

Yes I do know unfortunely the basket support broke. This support is mounted on to the back of the basket and goes through the rear bearing and the back half of the outer tub. This is a very extensive repair .the unit has to be totally disassembled ,if it only broke the support it is about 100.00 , but if the rear tub bearing is also damaged you may consider replacing the unit with a new one either way this is an expensive and extensive repair...

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My washer just broke!! The drum started to spin and the load was off balance and before I could get there to stop it, it started banging louder than it ever has before and then the door popped open and now...

sounds like the stabilizers broke or came loose. you should be able to remove the front bottom cover and see the stabilizers. you should also have an access panel in the back you can remove to look things over

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Drum loose, the whole thing moves around bangs from side to side

Try checking this one possible cause, unplug and remove the supply and waste hoses lay machine over and look under the machine. There is three arms on the bottom of the tub that have tension springs that keep the drum centered you may notice that one or more of these springs may have broken. If this is the case replace these springs and that should resolve the problem.

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If this is a front loader this is a common problem. Unfortunately, it is also a very extensive project (about 8 hours). The tripod supports that attache the drum to the center spindle commonly break. The remedy is to replace both the front and rear tub, and the basket as well. It is also recommended that you replace the drain pump as well. Generally, they will cover the parts (not including the drain pump) under warranty but the labor will be a customer pay.

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make sure all shipping pins are out the tub should move all around from side to side if it level still bangs its eather the balance ring top basket are there 3 slides on a plate above the motor just put some silacone oil on tham move around

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