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My washing machine started thumping (like it was out of balance) when I went to check, my basement was filled with smoke. The clothes were not out of balance. If it was a belt wouldn't the washer

The washer was in spin cycle when I noticed the loud thumping...dont know how it was working during regular wash cycle.

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Check the shock absorbers are not broken or lose and the belt

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SOURCE: loud noise during spin cycle

Spin bearing is rusted from a water leak under the tub. Forget it, buy another brand.

Posted on Mar 05, 2007


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SOURCE: loud squeal during wash and spin cycles, maytag atlantis washer

The belt is slipping and needs replaced.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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SOURCE: thumping and banging

make sure all shipping pins are out the tub should move all around from side to side if it level still bangs its eather the balance ring top basket are there 3 slides on a plate above the motor just put some silacone oil on tham move around

Posted on Feb 25, 2008


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SOURCE: Washer won't agitate or spin out.

Well it is ethier Belt, Cluch ,motor ,Or transmission. But it does sound like your transmission . The loud clunk is the brake in the gear case ( Trans.). It might have broken off.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Today, my washing machine started

if the noise is in the drum the usual culprit is a rogue Bra underwire. look for it poking through any of the holes in the drum and pull it back if you can, otherwise it can be retrived through the heater location (requires some emgineering skill to remove and replace heater). if the noise is from the motor it will be a segment broken away from the armature . this requires a new motor.

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Try this even tho you said it's balanced. Sometimes it looks like but a slight unbalanced can cause this problem.
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