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Washing machine when the machine is on the spin cycle,the drum shakes like it's out of balance...the drum seems like it's lose...when i open the lid the drum moves alot....could it be tub wear peds... maytag top load model lat9300.16 yrs old... was supposedly self-balancing, now vibrates and moves all-over..tried thick rubber pads under feet, , dual nuts and lock washer, but still same issue...do I replace the springs next???

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Try leveling the washer. Check for play along the diagonal corners of the washer cabinet by applying downward pressure. If there is any play at all, the washer will shake during spin and the legs must be leveled.

You have br put your heavy washer on a floor that would be condemned for structural weakness if a building inspector saw it. Try placing reinforcing pads or pieces of plywood on the floor under the washer.
On Maytag top loaders: worn damper pads.
On Whirlpool/Kenmore direct-drive machines: worn snubber pad

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I had the same problem, checked all over the net to see what other folks had done to correct it. Everyone said "make sure machine is level". I did so, no improvement. Depending on which model you have, it may be the -snubber ring. First check the springs, replace if nesessary, then inspect the snubber. Look at the parts diagram to see if your machine calls for one.

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