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Admiral clothes washing machine AAV7000AW

When in spining cycle, the barrel begins to move all over banging the washer across the floor. I don't even know what to look for.

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  • calmtouch Sep 19, 2008

    I looked under the washer. The only way the tub is connected is it is setting in a hole at the bottom. I tried to tighten anything under the tub..all was tight.I can move the tub from side to side very easily. I did this while looking underneath. I moved everthing. It does not look like the tub is connected to the washer frame except by the agitator shaft.

    It will spin evenly with no load. As soon as I put something in the tub, the tub moves from side to side.

    I have not manual with the machine.

    More suggestions?


  • calmtouch Sep 22, 2008

    Dear Huuum,

    Ok, get ready for this. I reloaded all the clothes in the washer several times to even out the load. I took out half the load and moved the load around to make it even. The washer still spun out-of-control. I then took out most of the wet clothes and still the barrel whiped back and forth hitting the sides. So, I emptied it. It spun fine.

    I took the machine sides off and checked the springs, belt, couplings, etc, and all was fine. I then called a repair person.

    Today the repair person came and no matter what I did, the machine spun like it was brand new. I explained what I did and why. He offered me a job. I still felt like an idiot, especially since I have fixed machines before. We just laughed as I hit my head against the laundry room wall. $$ later, I am doing my first wash after the event and it is fine.

    Thank you for your suggestions.

  • icemanjtice Oct 02, 2008

    i have same problem, as you call it , walking machine, can anything be tightened, belt or anything, admiral washing machine



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Hello calmtouch,

You said,
When in spinning cycle, the barrel begins to move all over banging the washer across the floor. I don't even know what to look for.

sounds like the coupling connecting the tub to the transmission may be loose and throwing the wash tub out of rotation causing the banging and walking washer.
Bless You

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Sep 20, 2008

    Calm touch,

    You said, The only way the tub is connected is it is setting in a hole at the bottom.

    Inside that whole at the bottom is the coupling that connects to the transmission!

    If the coupling is worn, it has play and will... bang around when weight is applied!

    How old is the washer?

    Once a washer is 7 years or older it is not recommended to put good money into bad!
    But to replace the washer.
    Consumer report just ran an online article about this also!

    Let me know what you do.
    Don't forget to leave a rating!
    Thank You

  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Sep 22, 2008

    WOW YOU have an intermittent problem until it goes and you can really know what it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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