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My kenmore model 20722990 series 70 goes through the entire cycle properly but as it spins down it vibrates as if it's unbalanced but it isn't. I have the cabinet off, the agitator and tub out and can't find a problem there. What's next?

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Check the vibration damper mounts and the springs under the tub.

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