Answer to: plastic bits draining out and in wash, as well as burning smellOur washer has been making lot of noise and thumping during the drain cycle and we also found bits of shredded plastic which is caused by the spin basket rubbing against the plastic tub. The drain under the machine was also clogged with plastic pieces. It's just outside the warranty period so I took it apart and found that the spin basket support spider is completely cracked in two of the three arms and it's only a matter of time before the entire basket breaks off. The tub has a deep groove from the basket rubbing. Attached are pictures of what it looks like and what caused it to be loose and off-balance and rub. The drum bearing is fine. Buying a new washer which isn't too much more than just the labor charges of getting it fixed.