The Samsung B1445A is a front-loading high efficiency washing machine by Samsung.

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loud knocking on spin cycle

Hello. When our samsung front load washer gets to the spin cycle it sounds like horses are galloping through the laundry room. It is under warranty. They replaced shocks....just as bad or maybe even worse. If you are in the room it's so loud you can not hear a person talk beside you. I read a few of the other questions of similar nature on here but didn't see on where shocks had already been replaced and checked that not clothing or foreign objects in machine. I video recorded the sound when I turn drum by hand. The bang happens when you move the drum so simple to reproduce the noise. The tech seemed stumped so I thought I'd ask professionals online. Thank you for any ideas.

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Most Frequent Causes for Washer is making loud noise

Cause 1

Tub Bearing

The tub bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub. The tub bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. Replacing the tub bearing is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. If the tub bearing is defective, we recommend replacing both the outer tub and bearing as an assembly if the manufacturer offers the components together.

Cause 2

Tub Seal and Bearing Kit

The tub bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub. The tub bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the washer is noisy during the spin cycle or is leaking from the bottom of the tub near the transmission, the tub seal and bearing are likely defective. Replacing the tub bearing is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. If the tub bearing is defective, we recommend replacing the outer tub and bearing at the same time.

Cause 3

Rear Drum with Bearing

The rear drum has a bearing or bearings in it to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing system is defective the washer can become very noisy. On some machines bearings are sold separately from the rear drum, however we recommend replacing both the outer drum and bearing as an assembly if the manufacturer offers the components together because removing and pressing in the new bearing can be exceptionally difficult. Be aware that replacing the outer tub and bearing is also not easy and can be very costly.

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The main bearings are bad cousins the tub to be out of balance. This is a very common problem. New shocks will not fix this problem, you need a new washing machine. Or the whole tub assambley replace. The tech that replaced the shocks ether has no idea what he's doing or just wanted to get payed and ripped you off or warranty company.

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The answer is the spider arm flange attached to the back of your tub. This is repairable. Search Youtube.

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