I have a Kenmore model 417.94702300 washer/dryer combo. A couple days ago the washer began making a thumping sound after every spin cycle, whether as part of a wash or just a rinse. I found this page which seems to describe the symptoms correctly, but I would like to make sure that my brand/model will have the same or a similar set of fix options.
Is this Kenmore model susceptible to the above problem as described, or is it something else?
Can I fix this more cheaply than buying a new washer/dryer and/or than hiring someone?