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Washer shakes real bad in spin cycle

When the washer goes into spin cycle it seems like it is out of balance

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  • atlantispool Jan 23, 2009

    Mark it does it no matter how large or small the load with every load.

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Does it do this when the drum is empty?If not, then you may be overloading the unit with clothes. Or, the clothes may have entangled into a ball. Untangle and spread out.

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  • Mark Egan Jan 23, 2009

    Does it shake when empty, and you run it through cycle?

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