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Whirpool Duet "walking"

Sister has this washer and it likes to "walk". Checked leveling and footing, both appear to be OK. Any suggestions?

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  • helcha17 Mar 05, 2009

    localwonder, will have to give advice to sister and get back to you. Thanks.

  • helcha17 Mar 05, 2009

    localwonder, just contacted sister and gave your advice. She says it happens whether it's a couple of items or a dozen. Any other thoughts?

  • helcha17 Mar 06, 2009

    localwonder, once again, I'll have to get back to you. I'm recovering from 3 broken ribs in my lower back, so I'm not sure when I can do this. Thank you for the suggestion.

  • helcha17 Dec 08, 2009

    localwonder, it's been a while so I just want to let you know that this "walking" problem has seemed to clear, according to my sister. Go figure.

  • helcha17 Dec 09, 2009

    localwonder, was wondering if you were still looking here. Cannot say, or even think, of what it may have been. It was not just a single incident, but quite a few over time.
    Healing up slowly, partially because they did damage to my shoulder in the hospital. Thank you for remembering.

  • helcha17 Dec 10, 2009

    localwonder, thank you for that advice. If the problem returns and I'm able, I will give that a looking at.

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Hi, most of the time this can be a simple as a overload that will dramatically shake this type of washer. due to its front load design, it is recommeded to load accordingly to specs. overloading this type of washer will induce walking/excessive vibration during the spin cycle.

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  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Mar 05, 2009

    ok, i would check the drum and see if it has become lose. this will require some disassembling but, this could be the problem.check the screws that attach the drum to the axle assembly. the screws may be lose, causing vibration during the spinning motion.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Mar 06, 2009

    ok, no problem. take your time and get well. god bless.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Dec 09, 2009

    Ok, that is great. It was probably caused by a single load that was overloaded, or unbalanced. I trust that you are healing well.

    Thanks for the feedback, and have a great evening:)


  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Dec 09, 2009

    There are other issues that will cause this type of movement, during a washing cycle. This unit has counter weights that work with the shock absorber assembly. These weights balance the wobble, during the spin cycle. If the weights are loose on the rear of the drum, this will cause the unit to shake, due to abnormal wobble of the drum. A failed shock absorber assembly can cause this, as well.

    To access these parts, you will need to remove the rear panel. Once removed, the absorbers and drum counter weights will be exposed. The weights are mounted on the rear of the actual drum. The absorbers are mounted on the lower section of the drum housing(lower left, and right hand corners).


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