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Shakes violently and bangs on spin

This seems to be worse on starting the first spin. Once it gets going it's ok. I have tried using the machine with no washing in it, then the spin is fine. I have also tried it with only one wet towel in it and it is still really bad. My model is actually the WD 71

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Re: shakes violently and bangs on spin

Inbalnced load will cause it to shake also poss loosecondenser

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Re: shakes violently and bangs on spin

Transit bolts not removed. also can be caused by motor not winding up gradually into spin - usually a motor tach fault. most likely cause is transit bolts

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

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