Was working great - moved to new apartment now tub shakes real bad during spin cycle. Leveled no help, pulled skin all springs attached triangle plate looks fine. Found a pin (looks like a nail with hole at end) on floor and replaced in triangle bracket and put plastic cap back in place. Also when spinning makes a racket like marbles.Could it be pad bases need replacement. If so how. Thanks in advance
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Re: Kenmore Model 80 110-9258311 Spin balance issue
On the bottom of the basket there are springs. These springs keep the basket from slamming all over the place when in spin and agitating. Check that these springs haven't fallen off or come loose. I am guessing that this is all that happened. During moves this just happens sometimes and it's easy to fix. Hopefully you didn't loose any springs along the way, but if you did just call your local appliance repair shop and get some new ones. Kenmore parts are easy to come buy. If the springs look good check and see that they aren't real easy to expand. They should be real stiff. If they are easy to expand replace them. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful. Good luck.
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THERE S A THIN NOT REAL LARGE CONCRETE BLOCK INSTALLED AT THE FACTORY UNDER THE MACHINE. A STRAP MAY HAVE LOOSENED OR BROKE, AND THE BLOCK MAY BE MISSING. ANY SMALL YET HEAVY WEIGHT WILL WORK. IT APPEARS YOUR BOOTY MAY BE ACTING AS THE COUNTER WEIGHT!...IF NOT,,CHECK THE CONDITION OF THE TRANSMISSION COUNTER WEIGHT (AT BASE OF TUB UNDERNEATH)
Have you tried moving the clothes around in the drum to balance the drum BEFORE you was them? If that works, you have solved the problem! Most people forget that when cloth gets wet it gets heavy so leaving the clothes unevenly placed in the drum dry will make a real problem when they get wet!
Open the lid. Remove clothes and drain tub. Reach in and give your tub a good shaking. You should hear a sloshing sound. If you don't hear sloshing your balance ring has somehow lost it's liquid and will need to be replaced.
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
I have the same kenmore and have experience this before. It is unbalanced. Get a spirit level to check for balance. To rebalance, empty the washer (so it's not heavy), lean over the washer and grab the back, tilt it forward and the auto balancing legs should reposition themselves. Re-check for balance using the spirit level. If still out, adjust the front feet of the washer by screwing the legs up or down (using a wrench). This will cure the problem (unless you have a very unbalanced load of towels for instance). Good luck
With no clothing in the wash tub take the following steps:
1. remove the front cover from the wash tub
2. run a full cycle of laundry and observe the tub's behavior
A. If the tub begins to shake wildly during a full wash cycle with no clothing in it then you will need to adjust the 3 large springs on each side of the tub until the unit is working in a more-balanced position. This is simple to do by hand. If the tub appears to be shaking too far forward, then unhook the 2 large springs in back so they are tighter. Then run a full wash cycle again with no clothing.
* note: there are smaller springs too - you don't have to adjust these to fix your issue
B. If the tub works fine with no clothing during a full wash cycle, then try to load your clothing in a more balanced fashion. For example: if your wash load is only a small kitchen or bath rug then when the unit spins it will spin off balance with a wet & heavy item on only one side of the tub.
C. If you'd like to replace the 3 large springs, I can get you the part numbers. There are specific springs for both sides of the wash tub and they are different part numbers. The full replacement of the 3 large springs can be done by hand.