Okay gang, I THINK I know what is going on (as unlikely as that is). Wife super overloaded washer with high speed spin setting on AND the to add this scenario the drain filter was clogged. Clothes filling maybe 7/8th of drum and no where for the water to go. A "MILD
" bit of vibration and then i though we had an earthquake.
I let her run it with small loads. Then she smelled electrical smell and motor had overheated and I unplugged it until I could take a look. Today i found the all types of material clogging the drain. I got around a half a coffee cup of small black "pebbles" and what looked like kitty litter out of the filter and finally got it to drain. I could run a rinse cycle and got the lines "clear" When i would try spin only, it sounded like it the motor was totally bound up.
I bounced it around moving it out, and low and behold it would spin, but way way way out of balance.
I took it apart hoping for a shock absorber or spring loose. Turning the drum i could hear what sounds like more little rocks inside the washing drum and the outer plastic drum. I pulled the large drain hose off and found a HUGE "rock". it looks like a cast piece of metal.
My guess is the nuclear shock of that one load, busted loose some type of castings attached to the stainless drum for balancing shims... does this make sense? I am attaching two photos, one of the "casting" in my hand and the other with the drain hose and the same piece near it.
i think i need the drum itself, as it seems out of round and unbalanced.
Am I totally cucu for coco puffs or is this a real scenario? if so what do i need to order, every part works on this machine, it is just out of balance to spin. did i damage the inner drum itself so it is no longer near balance or round?