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My G.E. front load washer was recently moved to a different house. The drum lock bolts were not used and when unloaded from the truck it came out sideways and laid on the lawn and then rolled one complete turn and then set upright. When I got it in the house and hooked up the drum does not spin true, it is very unbalanced and is shaking very badly. What do you think I did to it?

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The usual breakage from doing this is a broken strut. Here is a link for this http://appliancehelponline.com/frontloadstrutvideo.html but the rest of the machine really should be looked at by a professional. The counterweight, seal, dispenser, control all could have been damaged. You should replace the struts if they look bent or dislodged, then run it into a spin cycle. Be ready to shut it off if it starts getting off balance. If it spins smooth unlikely any other damage happened. If not have a pro check it out.

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