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washer that slams

sun45

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i have a direct drive kenmore top loader washer that when its in the spin cycle and you open the lid the washer drum slams to one side and makes bang sound when it happens, i have seen this happen to other washers what causes this?
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Bad brake, rusting in the brake can cause that. If the brake grabs too quickly the sudden stopping of the spinning basket makes the whole assembly move/shift in the washer and the assembly crashes int othe cabinet. -Sometimes- a little silicone spray on the brake can help.

jeff.
 
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