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THE WASHING MACHINE TUB ON MY KENMORE HE4T SLAMS AGAINST THE SIDES OF THE MACHINE AND EVEN CAUSES IT TO JUMP ACROSS THE FLOOR

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Remove the front access paenl 3 screws across the bottom fornt panel. under there you will see the 4 suspension(shock absorbers), look to see if they have broken or perhapsa just dislodged form hte unit ,

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A washing machine may wiggle, rattle or move across the floor. It is often accompanied by excessive, or loud noise. There can be several causes and the problem is worse with some units more than others.The most common cause is an unbalanced wash load. Open the lid/door, and attempt to redistribute the clothing to balance the weight. Heavy loads, especially things like comforters, are more likely to become unbalanced than small loads. If you do a lot of heavy loads, you should consider a heavy duty/large capacity washer when it comes time to replace your current unit. A washer must be level both from side to side as well as from front to back. Washing machines have adjustable feet to enable you to level them. See your manual on how to level your washing machine.The outer tub/basket, is supported by springs, pistons or counterweights to keep it balanced. The weight of all that water in a wash load requires a powerful balancing mechanism. If the balancing system becomes detached from one or more points, it will not be able to balance the load properly. Furthermore, even if everything appears to be in place, as the appliance ages, the springs or pistons/shock absorbers, may begin to wear out and not support as much weigh as needed.

Unplug the washer and open the cabinet. Because of the variety of balancing mechanisms, you will have to inspect your machine to determine how it is balanced. Once you discover the mechanism, then inspect it for integrity. In the case of old parts that appear to be in working order, you may not be able to tell if they need to be replaced. They may be weak but appear to be in good condition. If no other solution resolves the problem, then replacing the balancing springs or other moving support parts may be the best action.Another common cause for excessive movement, or clunking, is the floor on which the washer rests. The washer is heavy and even more so when filled with water. Any floor, other than a concrete slab, will tend to pick up and amplify the vibrations from the machine.There are a couple things you can try. If you have access to the joists under the floor, you may be able to beef up the support. Another thing to try is placing a large sheet of plywood under the washer. It should be 3/4" or even 1" thick and as large as possible to distribute the weight. Use a sheet big enough for both the washer and dryer to sit on. If possible fasten the plywood to the existing floor.


NOTE_ Verify That the shipping system including shipping bolts, spacers and cables are removed. This is a common issue when a new washer is installed.

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Hello calmtouch,

You said,
When in spinning cycle, the barrel begins to move all over banging the washer across the floor. I don't even know what to look for.
Help.

sounds like the coupling connecting the tub to the transmission may be loose and throwing the wash tub out of rotation causing the banging and walking washer.
Bless You
Huuum

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I believe the SUDS error is in direct relationship to the clogged drain problem. Yes...the error can be generated by the use of too much soap. But, it is also caused by too much air in the drain pump. This is caused by a clog somewhere. A clog in the drain area of the gasket is not going to cause this. The problem is your drain line and/or drain pump. If you click on the link below, I have step-by-step instructions on how to access the drain pump and clean it out.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

I have experienced on one occasion where the drain hose coming from the bottom of the wash tub was clogged. This, ironically, was from someone washing a rug that had a ton of sand and dirt in it. I had to remove this hose from the bottom of the wash tub and clean it out. I mention this just in case cleaning the drain pump is not enough.

I hope you find this information helpful. Reply back if you need further assistance.

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