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Abnormal shaking during spin cycle

I ran the spin cycle with no clothes in it. It still abnormally spins out of control. It shakes so much, that it rubs onto the inner plastic around the drum and shreds it.

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    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    This could be an indication of a broken or cracked spin basket (spider) arm. The inner (steel) spin basket basket should not vibrate against the outer tub shell at all. The rear supports of the basket are made of aluminum and can crack or break. When this occurs, the basket will spin out of balance and vibrate against the outer tub shell. Using is long term in this manner will cause further damage. The only solution is to replace the spin basket.

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THIS IS CALLED A BEARING JOB THE INNER TUB AND THE OUTER TUB HAS TO BE REPLACED THESE PART ARE USALLY UNDER THE MAN. WARRANT BUT THE LABOR IS PRETTY EXPENSIVE ON THIS JOB BECAUSE THE WHOLE WAHER HAS TO BE TAKEN APART

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