washer leaning back, springs are intact, quiet when emtpy
At first I though the rear balance spring was broken due to loud banging sound during the spin cycle. The spring is intact and the three other springs look evenly loaded (none stretched out more than the other). This lead to watching it spin when empty - The drum is leaning back (enough that the rear part of the ring is behind the lip and leans further back when spinning. It has roughly a 1 inch shimmy as it spins. When empty it runs very smoothly, no issues, no banging and whisper quiet but you can see the lean and shimmy. It started all of a sudden. I can see why it would be banging when loaded due to the issues above and maybe a little further leaning. Why is it leaning back? Did a snubber pad in the back break and fall out or something? I have the shroud off what do I look for?
Is this a good question?