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Side load washer spins cycle problem.

The washer works well through all the wash cycle by when it come to the spins cycle, it spins very fast and starts like jumpind and going all over the place. It seens to be getting worst as time goes on. is the washer suppost to be anchor down. Please help me Iive in a trail and
its distroying my house.

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Same problem, and I just bought mine last night!

  • bleuton Mar 19, 2009

    Cleaning the drain valve will stop it from shake violently and spin unevenly.

  • gdcheek Apr 05, 2009

    This is my second one, just replaced a two year old machine and it is level and acts like out of balance when spinning, wish i would have found this site before getting another, going to get an extended warranty for sure!

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Clean your drain valve. The water is not pumping out. This puts a strain on the machine.
Remove the bottom front cover to access the drain valve.

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