Had the same bang and then black smoke out of our washing machine towards the end of the spin cycle. Model is WF419AAW/XAA 03. Purchased July 2011, so 8 years old. We are retired and run on average about 3 loads per week. Also, washer not used for 3 months per year as we are away during the winter. After reading the postings, I do not see a solution listed. At 8 years old, doesn't make sense to repair. Very surprised at the "short" life of this machine.
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