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Hello terilym - From what you have described it sounds like you possibly have foreign objects such as coins or safety pins in the tub or pump. I suggest unplugging the washer and carefully check the tub and to verify that the drum is also not damaged. If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in the actual pump. Contact a professional to accurately diagnose and repair the unit.
The symptoms that you describe sounds like the spider arms that support the drum are broken. It is a very expensive repair. Get a few estimates, before deciding whether it is worth repairing or replacing. Sorry.
severe swearing,and outbursts of violence usually come standard w/this repair @ no charge.the frigidaire boot is definitely the most aggravating of all the manufacturers,to me anyways..if you get the part,it actually comes w/detailed instructions-they have that going for them,but thats about it.the job is do-able,however dont be surprised if you have to throw in the towel and call a tech.
Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that... 1. They are there and mount is solid. 2. If they are broken in 1/2. 3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken. 4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.
Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.
Replace/repair as necessary.
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Now remove the two screws on the front lower panel and pull the panel
in side you will see the drain pump if you did not have a shop vac go to the auto parts store and buy a pair of radiator hose clamps and clamp the hose line as close to the washer as possible.(but put down some towels as water always stays there) then pull the tub to pump hose by depressing the squeeze clamp(now while your at the auto parts id get a screw clamp to replace the spring clamp it makes putting the hose back on a lot easier)pull the hose off.Then pull the pump to drain hose off .Remove the two 5/16 in screws securing the pump to the washer base.Unplug the connector and remove the pump inspect the pump for foreign objects,broken or stripped impeller blades . if the impeller are stripped you will have to replace the pump then form the front of the washer take a piece of water hose with one end cut off and run it down the pump to drain end of the drain and reassemble the unit
ACSEES TO THESE FRONT LOADERS MAKE IT HARD TO INSPECT COMPONETS. THERE MAY BE A CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT THAT IS NEEDED AND IS HARD TO ACCESS.
POSSIBLY JUST A LOSE MOUNT.
I WOULD CALL A "LICENSED FACTORY CERTIFIED REPAIR COMPANY" THAT WORKS ON YOUR "SPECIFIC MAKE AND MODEL". GOOD COMPANIES WILL HAVE A "FLAT-RATE DIAGNOSTIC FEE" TO FIND AND SOMETIMES IF IS A MINOR ADJUSTMENT, CHARGE LITTLE EXTRA OR NO CHARGE AT ALL OTHER THAN THE DIAGNOSTIC FEE.
MAKE SURE TO GET A WRITTEN ESTIMATE WITH THE "TOTAL COST" OF REPAIR BEFORE "SIGNING ANYTHING" OR LETTING THEM "START REPAIRS" IF THEY DONT INCLUDE IT IN THAT "DIAGNOSTIC FEE". !!!