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Washer tub seems to be continually out of balance

Even with a minimal amount of wet clothes, the tub seems to continually rock back and forth. I'm thinking that a previous washer had rubber straps on each corner of the tub that held the top in place while the tub spun, but I can't seem to get the top off without taking the whole thing apart...

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  • ackhouse4 Jan 08, 2009

    seems out of balance when spinning and clothes arent wrung all the way dry

  • Ladybug Feb 11, 2013

    Is the machine standing reasonably level? We have a whirlpool and if it is standing 2 inches to the left of level it's goes out of balance. A word to the wise: Don't run a washer if you are not home : I've had a washer literally walk 2-3 feet away from it's spot before shutting off. I Suspect a belt may be stretched out. Also when loading things make sure the load is balanced. It should run reasonably smooth and not rock back and forth. Checktheleveling legs - use a level!

  • Ladybug Feb 11, 2013

    oh, and small loads are notorious. Try to throw an extra towel in with a small load to give it something to spin.

  • Ladybug Feb 11, 2013

    In one place we lived the building superintendent had built frames around the washers to keep them in place if they did that. But I think it's better to get to the root of the problem. No washer should be strapped down - unless it's on a boat.

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You may have to turn your washing machine upside down and check the balance bolts and springs, to make sure that they are snug or secure.

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Is the machine level? Does it rock if you push down on any corner? The machine must be level with all 4 feet firmly settled on floor. If you are satisfied level is good then open the loading door and move the tub back and forth (kind of vigorously, but no need to get carried away.) You should hear sloshing sound from the balance ring. If no slosh balance ring will need replaced.

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There are a number of problems that you can fix quite simply; some issues, however, are better left in the hands of an appliance repairperson.Problems that commonly occur with a clothes washer are discussed in depth below.If your washer doesn't run, be sure it's plugged in and that the receptacle works (the circuit hasn't overloaded). Before working on the washing machine, be sure to unplug it.
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If the washer doesn't fill, the water inlet screens may be blocked. Clean or replace them. (Check your owner's manual for the location of the screens; they're often located at one end of the supply hoses, or you may have to remove a panel to access them.) Other reasons for not filling may be that either the timer or temperature selector is broken--both of these are repairs for an appliance repairperson.

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If your clothes remain wet after your washer's spin cycle, perform the following diagnostics:
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2) If the tub is spinning, recheck the load to make sure it is balanced. If you are certain the load is balanced but your clothes are still wet, you may need to call a repairperson to replace a damaged motor pulley, tub bearing, belt, or clutch.

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