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Washer drum shakes excessively during fast spin

The problem started suddenly. During the fast spin cycle the washer drum vibrates heavily, with a full load or completely empty. There is also an increase in noise with the vibrations that isn't loud but certainly abnormal.

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Y shaped piece that contains the spindle that attatches to the basket and allows it to spin is corroded and cracking. you can't buy just the spindle bracket, you must buy the basket too. you'll be buying the front part of the drum too, if you wait to long.

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Probably due to the fact that the shock absorbers are shot. Like in a car, the shocks are meant to absorb vibration. So with excessive spinning, it can cause worn shocks to not absorb as much vibration.

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