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My washing machine shakes so much when spinning that it comes out of it's slot from under the counter. I think the weight in the machine has fallen as there is cement dust on under the machine

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Sometimes the concrete weights come loose, it will need to be dismantled ( back, top, front, off) to see where. could need new fixing bolts or screws. when weights have been refixed ,make sure the machine stands firmly on the floor on all four feet and doesn'twobble at all

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Also There are four suspension rods that suspend the tub and allow the tub to free float. If the suspension rods are noisy, there will be a squeaking noise during wash. You can fix this by putting bearing (lithium base) grease in the cup that each rod rests in. If it continues to squeal replace all four rods the cups come with the rods, replace them as well.

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Counter weights are used to off set the uneven load in the tub. That way the washing will not start walking in the house. Side load washing machine use a plastic donut the fits around the drum and it fill with fluid for counter weight.

Now the cap of the agitator, it broken. The locking tabs are broke off. needs to replace. I hope you said the top of the agitator and not the agitator is coming out. If it is, you got major problems. stewbison

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