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Roper top loader direct drive washing machine vibration on spin

This thing vibrates and bangs around like its got a huge unbalanced load inside when it spins up.I replaced the springs holding the (barrell?)
and the plastic coupler to the motor. Same problem. I see there is a sort of skidplate underneath that has holes that line up and there were some pins hanging underneath them in these plastic cups, (not installed)I also replaced the water pump while I was in there,slight leak.
This has been a great washer and I'd hate to get rid of it.

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    Motorbreath Nov 29, 2013

    O.K. , thank you all for all the help. The problem ended up being : It was unbalanced !!! After tweaking the adjusters on the bottom it got better and better, as I found out what angle was working best.It was not uneven on the floor, did not have a tilt, but changing the legs angle worked.I had even gone as far as adding extra springs attached to the barrel , to no avail. Note: I had this machine upside down overnight . NOT recommended ! All this gear oil drained out onto the floor, and I could not figure out how to refill it.Amazingly after tweaking the adjusters the machine still works and has not blown up, even low on oil.



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The counter weights inside gone bad or u need to balance the machine legs , use a leveler to check balance

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SOURCE: roper washer top loader spins very slow

if the appliance has a induction type motor could be that the running capacitor is failing coul be the motor itself

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SOURCE: Washer will not spin, during rinse & I'm assuming spin cycle

throw pin in trash..shipping pin..spin problem..if motr runs and unit agitates suspect transmission or clutch on top of transmission

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Roper RAX7244EQ1 Vibrates during spin cycle

Dear customer

Please perform the following checks

This may be a spin problem or a drain problem

  • Make sure the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for a partial blockage
  • Inspect the water pump
  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the water level switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
Please rate this,Thank u

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Roper washing machine- unbalanced spin - rocking agitator

I usually stand in front of the washer and take the plams of my hands and forcefully provide a force with the heel of my hands on the side front corners and the lip comes up

Another option is to pull the washer out and remove 2 clips (usually requires quarter inch nut driver to allow the top to come up

This should allow you to get the top off to see if a spring has broken or slipped off


Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Roper top load washing machine problem. Please see details...

probibly a coupled drive. motor coupling runs everything, pump,aggitator, spin. if none of these thrree, coupling is two plastic parts with rubber between directly on the shaft of the motor , see if there are two screws at the bottom of front of case., if so remove aathen look for clips at top rrear this should be an easy fix

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