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Whirlpool Duet Washer

When the washer goes into the first drain and spin mode the inside drum appears to be off balance as it spins unevenly and sounds like it is hitting the sides. It wobbles terribly and this happens even when the dryer that sits on top has been removed. The spin is not smooth. The washer is level as that has been checked. The drum inside just seems to be unbalanced as it goes into the first major spin.Is not the cabinet itself as that stays firm, it is just the inside drum that does not spin smoothly.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Washer

Dc, drop the front bottom panel and make sure the 4 shocks are connected to the tub and bottom panel, then check the front and rear counterweights. They may have loosened up. Remove back panel or top to check the rear counterweight. The top removes by removing the 3 screws in back and it slides off. If all this checks ok then I would suspect the rear bearing wollowing out. back.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Washer

Had a similar problem, what solved most of my problem was leveling the machine. I found the jam nuts on the feet had loosened and worked their way down letting the feet move. I also found a corrugated type hose on the right side of the machine banging on one of the side stiffeners, I insulated it and that took care of it.

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A similar thing happened to me. I found a broken counterweight in the rear. I've temporarily removed the loose section and tightened the remaining. This works until I can get the replacement which I expect will take a few weeks (no one has them in stock)

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Welcome hendrik,
You said, jumping around during spin cycle

How old is your GHW9150 washer?

Usually it is overload or load unbalanced due to uneven load.You must stop the machine and re-distribute the load and or weight!

Here are some Whirlpool reasons for you.
But if nothing helps you may have a mechanical problem to be serviced!

Try these ideas first!

Is the load balanced?

A single or bulky item may cause imbalance. Add more items
or redistribute the load.
Washer makes noise or vibrates
Is the washer level?
The washer must be level. The four feet should be properly
installed, and the nuts should be tightened against the
washer cabinet.
As water is drained from the washer, you may hear air being
pulled through the pump. This happens during the end of
draining. It is normal.
Are you washing items with metal snaps, buckles or zippers?
You may hear metal items touching the washer drum. This is
Is washer installed on a sturdy and solid floor?
Refer to the “Installation Instructions” for flooring
requirements. Noise and vibration may be reduced by placing
a piece of ¾" (19.1 mm) plywood underneath your washer.
The plywood may extend underneath both washer and dryer
to keep them at equal heights.
Let me know If you have any questions and what happens!!!
Please remember to leave a rating!

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