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When water drains and machine goes into spin cycle it starts to make a loud clonking noise. It sounds as if the drum is going to fly out of the machine.

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I've experienced this on occasion. stop the washer, redistribute the clothes, etc. so it is evenly balanced. The "rocking" occurs when the balance is uneven.

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