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Shutters/vibrates during spin cycle

Doesn't matter how full it is it seems to vibrate alot. I checked if it was still level and it is. all the feet are firmly planted on the floor. is there any other things I can check.

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  • dmarta Nov 11, 2008

    Well they were not out of there sockets but the drum moves pretty freely. Is it normal for them to go so soon I have had it for about 3 yrs.

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Yo can remove the lower acess panel 3 screws along the bottom of the front, and look at teh shock absorbers, ther should be 4 holding up the tub for support, sometimes the "pop" out if sockets and can be refit before repalcing them

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  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Nov 11, 2008

    the drum is meant to move pretty freelly, hard to say how much is normal, i guess so long as th einner door boot( rubber inside door) sits nicely and is not being pulled downward by weight of tub the shocks are in good. at $30 a peice dont think id wanna replace them just cause.just to be clear, is the machine vibrating unto itself or perhaps its on an unstable floor( say the second floor, or over an an older constructed floor borads. ) reaon i ask is its possible that the machine is transferring the normal vibration into the floor, which is also quite common . in which case the make a product to minimoze those vibrations as well http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/...

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