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When the machine spins it begins banging and stops...it has been balanced by machine mechanic and had pump replaced...when I rearrange clothes several times I may be lucky enough to get it to finish spin cycle, but that is not very often...i am pulling my hair out - its sooo frustrating...any advice would be very appreciated. Cheers, Lesley

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Although you say 'it has been balanced by machine mechanic' I would STILL recommend you try my method below to make absolutely certain before considering something else.
It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine, even when empty, has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly ;-0)
Doesn't matter whether it is empty or not but switch it off then-
very firmly push one front corner diagonally into the centre of the machine and see if the machine moves or rocks AT ALL, even the slightest. If it does you will need the open-ended spanner which came with the (new) machine........which of course went missing a long time ago?!! An adjustable spanner will suffice.
Adjust the foot under that corner downwards until it is very firmly- almost pushing- against the floor but not so far that the corner lifts up!
If this corner did not rock do the same to the other.
Once you cannot rock the machine the slightest little bit, screw the locking nuts up tight to the underside of the machine so that they will not move. Ideally the rear feet should also be locked.

If this has not cured the problem it is possible that the internal suspension is malfunctioning.

Good luck,

John C

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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