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Tub spins out of round

I have a Kenmore Elite He3t. The tub spins out of round, therefore it shakes and vibrates. The feet are adjusted and secure. You can visually see the tub spinning out of round. Is it the tub bearings?

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  • CinTexas Jan 14, 2009

    Mine is also spinning off, causing it to make some noise. How do I replace the bearing? Thanks.

  • scott9864 Jan 21, 2009

    Tub is spinning out of round. how do i replace tube bearing or is ther some kind of adjustment that can be made first?

  • mbordner Mar 01, 2009

    Washer shakes during spin cycle. This did not occur prior to tipping it to paint the wall. It is level in both directions. Could tipping the machine destroy a bearing??

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When that happens it is usually because of a drum bearing problem, have it replaced before this damages more parts.

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