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Loose tub on GE WJSR2080V

When my washing machine goes into spin cycle with above average amount of clothes in it, the tub wobbles way more than other machines I am used to. It bangs so loud that it can be heard loudly throughout the house. It has gotten worse over time and I believe that the tub must be loose. How can I check that in this model and what is best way to fix?

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  • jack837 Sep 13, 2008

    I checked and all 4 dampening straps are connected. Also, the inner tub and outer tub do not rock independently. Is it the dampening straps that stabilize the tub? Do some models have dampening straps with not enough tautness and therefore the give can become problematic?

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Reach (or look) over the tub, just under the metal top, at the four corners of the machine to see if the rubber tab dampening straps are OK. (not broken) If broken, use putty knife to push in 2 spring clips at very top of front panel (a couple inches in from the L and R side) and pull to take front panel off. Remove two 1/4 hex head screws holding top to side panels. Remove top. (looks like your model has a lid switch which can be unplugged by the back splash.)
Also check that the inner tub does not rock independently of the outer tub. If it does, pull agitator and tighten large left hand threaded nut.

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  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg Sep 14, 2008

    No, the dampening straps are fine if not broken. Tub is stabilized by the shock absorber style suspension rods (four corners of machine) and the fluid filled ring sealed into the top of the inner wash basket. From what you checked, sounds like your machine is fine. You could set your mind at ease by comparing your washer to a friend's, as long as it is a similar model. Do not compare to new ones on display at a dealer, as these will have an internal shipping rod still in place. Make sure machine is level and on a solid floor, and try to use a bit smaller loads.

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