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Should my washer be making this noise?

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.je

This is a Frigidaire Gallery front load washer. It washed one load, then when the next was washed it was possibly a) heavily loaded & maybe unbalanced, but that happens a lot, and b) a sweater got stuck under a paddle so part of the load wouldn't tumble. It then spun and rattled about noisily, and TBH the tub looks like it might be a little dented, if it even matters (I placed tape at that point in the rotation), maybe where it contacted the outer drum.

I did check the springs and shock absorbers and they move pretty easily, but evenly.

But my question is, should it make this noise when turned by hand? I've never heard a washer make this sound, and wonder if it is associated to the rattling drum, like a bearing is shot or an axle is wobbly. I appreciate your guidance and assitance.

 

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.je

BTW the drum doesn't wobble when wiggled up and down.

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Gnominator77

I would closely at the holes in the tub for something like a bra wire sticking through. Flash a light and see if it reflects off the offending object. 

 

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.je

OK what do you make of this. Is there too much motion? Why is the inner drum hitting the outer drum?

 

 

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Budget Appliance Repair

It's time to go shopping for a new washer.   The spin basket support spider, (tri-arm
that attaches the basket to the shaft has cracked/broken one of the arms).  Only comes
as a complete basket/spider arm/shaft assembly - I'm pretty sure the part isn't even
available for these anymore and if it was they were over $200 + oversized shipping
charge when they were last available.

I've seen them get so bad that with a load of clothes it shakes and bangs so violently that it
smashes a big 2"-3" section of the upper left side of the rear tub shell out.

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.je

I thought the same. It was working normally then suddenly began spinning like that. I looked closely at the spider but didnt see any cracks, but it would have at least 2 bearings and maybe one is just gone, or the spider is unstable like you say. Well 15 or so years from a little washer is not bad.

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