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The drum inside my ge wbvh6240fww washer is loose. I can move it around with my hands. During spin cycles it sounds like a tornado, and the room fills with smoke from where the drum rubs. The belt is fine, the shipping bolts are removed. Are there rollers or bearings between the plastic tub that surrounds the metal drum, that could be worn? or is the metal(inside) drum held steady by bearings in the rear of the unit?

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I have the same washer and i had an expert come and check it out and they said it was the bearings in the drum. I was quoted $600 to fix the problem. what it is, you have to replace the the whole back half of the out plastic drum which have the bearings factory sealed on it.

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I am having the same problem.
Did you find a solution.
Our washer is just a little over 2 years old and I am trying to decide if I should just cut my losses and never buy a GE product ever again.

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There is one bearing in rear tub/bearing is part of rear tub...To repair that unit you will need a rear tub/inner basket with spindal and possible a front tub if it damaged..If i was you I would price the parts b/c you may not want to repair it as it can be costly .....Good luck

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