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Washer off balance

I had some minor repairs on my washer and now it bounces all over the place. It knocks into the dryer, I even had to take items off my cabinet to keep them from being knocked off onto the floor. My washer needs to be balanced badly. How can I fix it? Thanks..

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Re: Washer off balance

Check your skate plate assembly or Base pad. these are the leading reason why the machine will be jumping around.

If these are in tack.

Please specify minor repair.

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