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My Elite H3 washer has been making a loud knocking sound during spin cycle for awhile now. Recently the clothes have been coming out wet. Today the drum stopped all rotation. I took off the back and the belt was off. The pulley appears to have been cutting into the back of the rear drum assembly. The drum also appears to be sagging in the back. I'm assuming I need to replace the shocks, pulley and belt. Is there a possiblity that there is more wrong than this? I don't want to spend a lot and still wind up replacing the washing machine.

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It sounds like the spider gear is bad,this is usually from using to much detergent,you can check the shocks but it sounds like the gear is gone.you'll know when it's the gear,it's very loud in the spin cycle,unfortunitly the gear is around 4 to 5 hundred dollars and then there's the labor bill,most likely better off replacing the washer.check out this video and you'll hear the sound i'm talking about....... YouTube - Kenmore front load bearing 18 months and kaput!

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