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Washer wont agitate or spin

I have a Kenmore fornt loader #43052. It made a loud banging noise in final spin so we stopped it. We restarted it and it did finish one spin cycle. but a slight burning smell occurred. I opend back and belt in good shape and it will turn by hand although large chunk of plastic tun broke off. I repaired holel in plastic tub by gluing piece back (no gaps, one piece fit well) But machine will not agitate or spin. it does drain well though. Help!

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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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Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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