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Banging when spinning and rubber smell

Machine is banging on fast spin. Rubber seal is rubbing inside door making clothes smell horrid. Have checked inside and belt, bearings, mountings etc are all fine and cant see anything stuck in drum. We are at a loss. Please help.

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If the basket wabbles like crazy, could have a cracked spider that holds the basket

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It is so common that the washing machine can make terrible noise in many ways and is a common fault. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that machine is vibrating when it is running then the motor /drum suspension has to be inspected. Since these fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for the noise with a good inspection lamp. Manually turn the motor and drum and listen for the noise, if so the motor bearings, the drum agitator shaft and fittings must be checked. Also the suspensions which include the shock absorbers and springs, the body clamps must be checked to be in correct alignment and not changed in position. Tightening of the mounting is also very important. Finally in most cases a drop of OIL or smear of grease on the moving parts cane solve most issues.

Please check the play of the bearings and also the main door seal gasket.

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