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I have a GE model GLWN2800D1WS top loading clothes washer.

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I have a GE model GLWN2800D1WS top loading clothes washer. We recently moved to a new home. The washer has developed a rubbing noise (for lack of a better description). It also seems to vibrate more in the spin cycle. (Unbalanced load, maybe?) What might be causing the rubbing noise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.

Check to make certain the machine is level. Please let me know, if you need more help.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have placed a level on it and it seems to be pretty level both side to side and front to back.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Aside from completely disassembling the washer, can you offer any other pearls of wisdom?
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. The inner tub may have been misaligned during the move. Jiggle it back and forth around the edge, and run a wash cycle without a load to see if it will realign itself.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. That seems to be really too simple, so I guess now that might be the problem.
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.

The tub uses rubber straps to center it during operation. If the problem returns, check them to see if one has come off or broken. The part number is ***** and the price is $3.02. You can buy them at

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks John. I now think the inner tub needs
To be tweeked as you suggested. I will let you
know once I have time to mess with it some
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.

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