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  1. Hello, Domestic mysteries, one of a series of many thousands. This morning, while I was in work, my wife put our washing machine on with just a light load and then went in the bath whilst the machine went through an express cycle (programme 13) wash and dry. As the machine started to wind up for the spin cycle, she heard a loud bang. She got out of the bath to investigate and found that the washing machine -all 40-odd kilos of it- had moved forward by about 6 inches. (see photos attached). The machine continued to work normally and finished its programme. When i came home from work she showed me exactly what had happened and how events had unfolded. The bang, she thinks, came from the machine bashing against the work-top or housing under the work-top rather than from the machine itself. Can anyone give a sensible suggestion as to what force might make 40kgs of washing machine move forward by 6 inches all on its own from under its work-top housing? It has me beat. I thought perhaps if the drive belt had snapped then that might provide some energy but surely not enough to move the unit. I moved the unit fully out of the housing and took off the back plate to see if anything obvious was wrong, but the belt was fine and the drum was still happily housed on its suspension mountings and all else that I could see looked normal. I am at a loss to explain what or how this happened and the event remains a complete mystery to me!. There were no signs of any leaks or damage, either to the walls surrounding the housing, the work-top or the machine. It was as if a piston had pushed the unit forward, or a car had crashed into the outside wall and pushed it. All most odd! Happily, the machine is still working normally - but could this happen again? Best regards Phil
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