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 Posted: Sun Feb 12th, 2006 08:11 pm
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I just replace the drum and ran the first couple loads, and it appears to be work fine.

The spider (the arms that connect the drum to the shaft) are made out of zinc die cast. While zinc is non rusting it does corrode over time and it is brittle material without a lot of strength. A redesign is needed, using better materials or changing the structural shape to stiffen it. At this point I am hoping for 5 years before I replace the machine.