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Shock absorbers are broken

How do I replace the shock absorbers in the washer.

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Mine is a GE washer. I replaced the shocks by accessing them through the bottom front panel. I took a couple of hours because the attachment points are hard to access.
For more information email me at BarryGloec@yahoo.com

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Just buy the new shocks(should by pair)I know they had 2 way one they have pin anoter kind they have clip lock to the bottom of the sheet metal(push the clip lock on both side of the shock and turn c/cw.good luck

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Maybe the shock absorbers are broken or one of them is broken. First of all unplug you washer and then open the back panel use the flash light to see on the bottom of drum there should be 2 shock absorbers one is on left side and the other one is on right side check both of them it get break quite often.

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With the growing popularity of front load washers comes a whole different set of washer problems then what was experience with the older top load washers. Front load washers are built quite a bit differently and have many different parts than top load machines.

One of the most common problems with front load washers is that the shock absorbers that hold the tub in place can break. These shock absorbers steady the tub during the wash and spin cycles. It is when the spin is happening that they take the worst beating. It is also during the spin cycle that the breakage will be most evident. If your load is even a little bit out of balance and the shocks are broken, you machine may dance all over the floor and sound like an airplane about to take off. The tub will flounder around uncontrollably and the clothing will come out very wet because of the tubs inability to maintain the spin speed needed to wring out the water.

To see if your machine has broken shock absorbers, remove the bottom cover and look in. About halfway back on either side will be a small cylinder that moves in and out to absorb the movement of the tub. Often the loop that has a pin through it to secure it to the machine will be broken. Sometimes there will be no visible damage, but if you unhook one end of the shock, the slide movement will be very easy and there will be no resistance. The shock should be in and out fairly hard; this is what holds and steady’s the tub of the machine.

The parts are easy to find online by doing a search for “appliance parts” and then entering your model number in the box provided by most websites. The replacement is fairly easy and can be done by most people with a bit of patience and a few hand tools.

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All front-load washing machines have shock absorbers that are used to dampen the tub movement in the spin cycle. The shock absorbers or struts are attached to the base frame and to the outer tub and you will need to remove the front panel or the rear panel to access them. When shock absorbers weaken or become damaged, the machine will often make a loud banging sound during the spin cycle and if the symptom is not corrected, can lead to damage of other components. Inspect the shocks for signs of broken attachments, leaked fluids or a weakened dampening action and replace both shocks if worn. Remove power from the appliance before attempting this repair.

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On front load washers, it is very important that the washer be truly level and that all four (adjustable) feet are screwed down so the whole washer absolutely does not rock forward to back or side to side.
The floor needs to be solid and not "deflect" when you walk on it.
But if the above items do not solve the problem, then it is almost certain that one or both of the shock absorbers has broken. They can be seen under the wash tub but removing the front kick plate and looking in. They look like tiny car shock absorber / struts. Grab one and push / pull or run a load with the cover off and watch as the washer spins up.
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