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Old 08-06-2009, 12:27 PM
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Model Number: WBVH5200J2WW   Brand: GE   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I recently purchased a used GE front load washer and on EVERY load that I wash it has a very load thumping unbalanced noise as if the wash tub is actually hitting the cabinent wall. Also the wash cycle seems to keep adding time to the cycle. It does not matter what size load or what type of fabric it still does it. I installed the stabilizing bolts to transport the unit and tried my best to totally level unit prior to first wash. And I did remove the bolts and spacers prior to first wash as well. It does have the pedalstals installed under both the washer and dryer.


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Remove the front and rear service panels and check the shocks.

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Okay I will do that thanks. Is it hard to remove the front and rear panels and will the fact that I have the pedastals attached have any effect on taking them off? Thanks again.
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