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I have a GE select top loading washing machine that is about 12 years old. When lifting up the lid you notice the drum is off to the side . Its as if the drum is detached from something. I can move the drum with my hand from one side to another. What could be the problem and is it worth to fix it or buy a new one.

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What you describe sounds kind of normal, the drum is suspended by three hangers and is allowed to seek it's own "center". If the machine is not LEVEL, you will see what you describe. Even so, not necessarily an issue, unless the drum assembly hits the machine housing.

Try placing a level on the machine and level it up. THE FINAL step is to tilt the machine forward, releasing both back feet, and let the machine back down. This should set the rear "self leveling" legs, correctly. The machine should be stable.

The ability to move the drum side to side by hand is normal and okay.

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