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Washer constantly goes out of balance

GWL11 washer, 4 yrs old. Goes out of balance 1 out of 3-4 times. Flannel sheets, flannel shirts, towels, fleece, jeans all mess it up. Pull all out, move around and retry, maybe yes, maybe no. Pulled the top of washer, checked level of drum, checked tub support springs, tilted washer to check under for leaks, etc. All ok, no noise, no leaks. Will spin fast if it can get to that cycle with out going off balance, Checked oobal switch seems to work ok, will stop spin manually. Other times works just fine. What is going on? used to work great with any load, problem happened just recently.

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1 option is to wind the back feet out so the washer drum will sit more to the front so as it less likly to hit the OOB switch, other thing is that the OOB switch might have corrosion on the inside of it and in this case if it gets moisture inside it during a wash it is more likely to go OOB, so try replacing it this should fix issue, if not replace Motor Control Unit. :)

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