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Spin cycle causing load off balance

30 secs in to a spin cycle the bowl becomes very off balance to the point of hitting the internal shell of the machine. This stops the cycle and asks for the load to be re-adjusted. As it only happens with in 30 secs its doesnt allow the cycle ever to finish and i dont believe it has anything to do with the load. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Unless there's damage to the machine it is the load. Make sure you aren't washing to small of a load. People do not realize how fast washers spin to extract. Just like they use tiny weights to balance your car tire, it only takes a little bit of weight to unbalance it.

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I had the same problem. I unplugged the machine for a while (overnight) and it then worked properly when I plugged it back in. Probably just a circuit board issue that was cleared with the power removed.

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SOURCE: hi my smartdrive machine keeps going off balance

sure- hopefully you have a bit of room to move your appliance a bit. lay down on the floor, if able. use a flashlight. you should see 4 nylon or metal feet that the washer sits on. they'll have threaded bolts that lead into the bottom 4 corners of the washer. don't know how old your machine is, but if things look rusty, a little wd40 sprayed on them will help!
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i think that 1 or more suspension rods r faulty. lift the lid and at the front of the machine u will see 2 plastic covers, remove the covers and undo the screws underneath. now lift the front of the hob up gently and u will see the suspension rods. they r easliy replaced. but first see if they havent just popped out. if they have just popped out look at the other 3 and refit to how the others are.if u need more help or u find another problem reply back and i will help u more.good luck

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