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How do I repair my washing machine if the drum is out of balance causing excessive vibration when spinning? I have an LG Tromm

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  • KJ4QOB Nov 09, 2013

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  • KJ4QOB Nov 09, 2013

    Hello, aside from a broken weld in the drum or too little or over loaded condition. It is possible the hall sensor could be feeding incorrect information to the main control board. Check to be sure the wires to the hall sensor have not been damaged or disconnected. I have had two LG's in the past couple years that I had to replace the hall sensor and the main board both for this same problem. Good Luck.

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Hello,
Look closely at the drum in side. You will see a seem in the stainless usually partially covered by a tumbler. I have seen more than one LG with a broken weld at the seem toward the back. It sound like a shoe in there. If that is the case you will need to replace the drum. Check your warranty to see how long it is covered. Good Luck

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