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Drum not moving around although sounds like something internally is moving around. Husband has taken back of and can't see anything obvious

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Take the back off put washing machine on spin cycle making sure not to touch anything so you don't get shocked and look at the motor maybe the belt is loose or broken if it is loose just tighten via the spring adjustment or if is old washing machine belt may have streched and needs replaceing if motor don't move maybe needs rewinding and is cheaper to buy new washer.

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Something catching on drum

is it noisy in the spin cycle?on the back wall of the drum it looks like a peace sign,this is where the spider gear and or rear bearing is,the gear can crack from overloading or using to much detergent,this could be what you're hearing as you move the drum,if it's something between the tub it will end up in the pump but most likely it's from the spider gear,i've seen this before,when it starts to pin fast gravity pins the broken part to the side but when you move the drum by hand you can hear it,use it and keep an eye on it,if your washer starts getting loud in the spin you'll know it's the spider gear,it would cost more to fix it than have it repaired so this means new washer time.

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How to replace belt on Creda T620 CW Tumble Dryer

Remove the back panel quite a few screws, once of the belt can be seen, mind your fingers (use hook on metal coat hanger or the like) and roll the drum slowly with the hook under the belt directing it off the drum, refit is much the same as removal although special care should be taken not to nip the belt, fit to small pulley first on motor then turn drum slowly gradually rolling onto the drum mind the fingers and obviously make sure machine is off.

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When spinning at higher speeds, there was a sound that could only be the drum hitting or catching something. The drum has now dropped about an inch. I took it all apart yesterday & could see nothing...

It's hard to give much detail without a model number, but it sounds like you are working on a front load washer.
If the tub of a front load washer has dropped down and is rubbing on the outer tube as it spins around then I would suspect the rear drum bearings are bad.
You can remove the back access panel from your washer and see if there is a trail of grease and water residue running down from the center tub bearing.

Aug 03, 2011 | Washing Machines

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I have got a Hotpoint Aquarius + WF740 1400 spin speed. When the drum is moving slow inbetween cycles there is a wereing noise, In the wash cycle it clunks but it's ok in spin mode. When I move the drum...

there could be something stuck between the inner and outer drum, eg. a bra wire a common culprit.
inside the drum you have 3 lifters ( blue pillars). remove one of these by pulling it towards you.this will allow you to see into the inner drum. get a flash lamp and have a good look rotating the inner drum around.
if you see anything get a pair of pliers to pull in out as you cant get a nasty cut.
replace lifter as u removed it.
if bearings were gone would sound like a tractor while spinning.

Mar 18, 2011 | Hotpoint Aquarius WF000 Front Load Washer

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I have an epic front loader by may tag... When it is on spin it soundS like there are a bunch of pieces flinging around inside making a horrible racket. It never used to do this. I have checked and there...

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France @ 21:20 Mon evening.

As your husband is a technician I would persuade him to have a look- it's the cheapest answer!

I just have lots of years experience of taking things apart and (hopefully) fixing them! It sounds as if something has got through between the drum and its container. It should be possible to actually listen with head almost inside the drum whilst at the same time rocking the drum. If there is something there it should make a noise at the bottom.
Question- have you had a look in the lint tray/filter to see if there is any sign of naughties getting into the drum? That's also worth a try.
Lastly I am assuming that the washer is absolutely stable- that all 4 feet are FIRMLY on the floor and the machine is not moving even the slightest(?).
Like my wife, you are lucky to have a (cheap) technician ;-0)
Good luck,
John C

Feb 07, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Indesit WIDL1265 - Noisy on Spin

Hello, this is a symptom of drum bearing wear, and what you need do is to check the wear to see if the inner drum moves up and down relative to the fixed outer drum. It should only moves a minutes amount. If it moves more than a millimeter or two, that means it is probably worn bearings and you will need to replace it.

Jun 10, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Sounds like something is knocking around in the back of the washer. On the spin cycle, the noise is very loud anyway, but it sounds like there is something banging around inside. The drum moves around...

ok open the door
make sure the thing is empty
try to move the inner tub
if you can shke it side to side anything but around
you have a broken spinner support

Oct 06, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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We have a Bosch WFK 2401 that is approximately 8 years old. I am not sure what cycle it was on when all of a sudden a loud noise started coming from the washer. Sounded like a gear stripping. A loud...

Check to see if inner drum is loose indicating bearing problem..Also check two springs on top of tub evident with lid off they can snap/ good luck

Sep 29, 2009 | Bosch WFK 2401

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