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Spins so harder washer walks across the room. the washer is level. the load is balanced. is it the tub inside the washer that is not level

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  • marina12345 Mar 24, 2009

    my tub inside spins so hard, that it is about to break out of the washer...did something get lose in there? Advice anyone?

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Engage your lid switch so that washer will spin in spin cycle and watch it spin. At end of cycle when washer shuts down the tub should come to a fairly sudden stop if it doesn't then you need to have the brake worked on. If it does post your model number and i'll advise further.

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