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Are washer baskets supposed to have water in the top ring ? I have a Frigidaire Gallery washer and its unbalanced even when empty ... there is water in the top ring of the inner basket and I am assuming that it is supposed to be there since there is no way to get it out but there is a plastic plug on the top. It isnt removable as it seems to be sealed . If the water isnt supposed to be there maybe that the reason it is unbalanced .... any idea ??

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  • Jeff Thomas Jul 04, 2007

    Thanks ... It was physically off balance. I found , after tipping the washer back that there was a center bolt missing that holds the agitator center. So it was allowing the whole thing to kind of swing around a little bit. Got her good now ....

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I have a 3 year old front load Danby washer and it started making load scraping noises during the spin cycle. Any idea what this may be? Can I fix this myself as I don't want to buy a new one just yet.

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Yes the water is supposed to be there, thats called the balance ring, some machine use cement others water. you say the washer is unbalanced even when empty, is there an indicator or is the machine itself physically off balance. if there is an indicator the off balance swich might have gone bad or you might need to adjust the leveling legs.

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