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Kenmore Front Loading Washer started vibrating wildly.

The washer started vibrating wildly after 4-5 years of good service. I removed the back panel and rotated the drum and motor thinking bearings might be a problem, but they seem ok. The shock absorbers seem ok too, although I never saw inspected them before the problem and have no reference. I downloaded the Electrolux manual from online but saw no troubleshooting for my problem. Any help? Thanks!

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  • odpoe Feb 12, 2009

    Thanks for the help! Broke it down and that was the problem, am waiting on a new inner tub.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    This machine is the biggest piece of **** I have ever owned!
    It's 2 years old and broke already? I will never buy a GE product again!


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Here is a website that outlines what your problem might be. I had the same problem yesterday after owning my Kenmore tumble washer since July, 2003.

http://www.jimwilliamson.net/misc/2006-08-28-front-load-washer/index.html

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