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Kenmore Front loader Washer Problems

Kenmore washer model # 48102 will literally spin out control during spin cycle. I check the level and everything is level. Adjustd the front legs but the washer continue to spin out control. Need help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    Exact same thing happening here. Sounded absolutely terrible. Went racing into the basement to find the washer had walked about a foot and was taking a table and the dryer along for the ride.

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I also have the same problem no matter what spin cycle speed I set it at. Any solutions yet?

  • tvose Apr 22, 2009

    In the spin cycle it sounds like the drum is banging on something and it's extremely loud. I'm worried that I will damage it if I keep using it.

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U need to remove the shipping bolts, found in the back of the washer, 4 long bolts used to hold the drum in place while transporting. we had same prob

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Hi, I got this exact Kenmore washer from Black Friday.  They finally installed last week and the vibrations were way out of control!  I looked around the machine and inspected the installation manual after spending hours leveling the thing and finally figured out that most likely cause is the foam shipping part at the bottom of the machine.  I called Sears to come back out since I have a pedestal screwed on the bottom, trapping the foam.  They came out and didn't think it was the issue.  I asked them to take it out anyway, and sure enough it worked.  For the first time my machine is working just the way it should...I wonder how many washers were installed this way?
Tip: To confirm that this is the problem, if you push down on the drum from the inside of the washer, you should be able to make the foam squeak...there's your problem!

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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