Loud banging when starting wash followed by switch off

Hotpoint first edition WMA II About 18 years old but reliable up to now

When I turn washer on the weights try to jump out of machine which then trips gyro switching it off , I'm registered blind, with impaired vision but have always got around things well, I have checked springs on the side of drum and anchors underneath but can't see any problems , any clues Lads and lasses before I strip weights off , sentimental reasons it's the only thing the ex wife left before she took off ha probably to heavy lol

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Thank you all, no movement , noise or signs of leaks from bearing turns out to be suspension legs £13.00 parts cost just watching a fix video on how to replace and check if special tool needed.... as they say Simple !

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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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Thanks for your help good people out there will be replacing bearing in near future your tips for replacing outer tub will be helpful

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