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Washer shakes and rattles when using regular cycle.

The washer was moved when a new floor was put down. Once it was moved back into the laundry room and re-setup, everytime I use the normal cycle, the machine shakes and makes a huge racket. If I change the cyle to perm. press or more delicate, the machine works like a charm. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

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  • dona_rob Dec 11, 2008

    Thank you!!!

    I just had a chance to use the washer today after my husband really did the tug and shake suggestion. It's back to being my ol' washer again. I've now added Fixya to my "favorites" for future.

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Just a long shot but open it up and grab the edge of the tub and give it a good tug and a shake in an effort to get the tub (empty) to settle in properly on the suspension springs inside.

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