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Tub is off balance

The tub just wobbles bouncing off the walls in spin mode

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The tub is out of balance. When it starts hitting the sides, stop the washer and move your clothes around inside the tub to balance the tub. Now start it to spin again. This should stop the tub from hitting the sides.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012

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Sounds like one of the springs going from the tub to the frame could be broke or unhooked. Also, the washer could be out of balance.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012

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SOURCE: tub wobbles terrably in spin mode

Hi,
This is normally caused by defective dampers. Just like car suspension, these even-out the vibrations of the drum.

When worn, the drum just bounces wildly on it's springs.

The metallic banging should be avoided by foam buffers fitted inside. These frequently fall off unnoticed. They just need gluing back on with impact adhesive.

Here is a typical diagram of a washer - click HERE Move your cursor over the damper on the bottom left of the drum to see it.

Look online at spares centres for your make and model, and look for keywords of - suspension, shocks, shock absorbers or dampers for your parts.

They are fairly easy to fit with the back removed.

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Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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BOTTOM OF TRIANGULAR PLATE ARE 3 SKID PADS, USUALLY WHITE OR BROKEN HALF MOON SHAPE WHEN WORN OUT RESULTS IN THIS

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Series 80 wobbles when spinning

the basket is attached to a triangular brace that must match up with the frame it sits on.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: The machine does not spin properly. The tub

it sounds like the unit is not sitting on level ground sometimes there are feet that can be adjusted to raise and lower the unit on the front left and right side go to a department store and by a level for a couple of dollars and put it on the top exterior of the unit and check it left to right and front to back

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need to know the make and model to help you. tks.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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