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Kenmore front loading washer - spinning problem

It didn't begin as a spinning problem. Originally it was a coin that had plugged the machine. I removed the front, disconnected the hoses found the coin and re-installed everything. The problem is apparently there are at least 2 yellow cylindrical foam pieces that somehow guide the drum when spinning. One is located in the right and side of the washer. This one has a electrical wiring probably to hold it in place that goes through the center and sits against the drum and the inside wall of the washer . The other fell out of place. I'm not sure where the other one sits, but without it the washer makes a lot of noice when spinning and the drum jumps around quite a bit. I believe that if I could get a picture of the washers inside then I could locate where the other part is located and put it back in place.

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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    won't finish drain and spin

  • tamzah Mar 01, 2008

    I have pretty much the same problems but mine also gives a code of F1 and it adds the word sud Anybody have any ideas?



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