Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Spin cycle problem

Shakes alot on spin cycle, I mean alot

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    11/6/07 Our exact washer shakes all the way across the room. I have followed all instructions and it still shakes. We tried it with 1 pr of pants and it still went crazy.

  • swandrum1 Nov 27, 2007

    I have a maytag SAV3655AWW and it shakes violently every time it is in the spin cycle no matter how many clothes are in it. Also the back legs are loose.

  • Chad777 Dec 10, 2007

    We have the same problem, the back legs are loose and I cannot find a way to lock them into place. I am not sure that this would fix the problem though. I am 6'5" and 270lbs and when it hits spin it will "shake" with me on it (although not as bad).

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    springs (appear to all be) in place, rear self level legs working, mach. is level on firm surface. shakes when empty, sometimes better\worse when loaded. Have tried adding weight to tub but does not seem to help, up to the point where it gets worse. I'm sure it can be balanced better, I just dont know the correct method. I could be wrong.

  • iwannahelp Feb 10, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Kenmore Elite. Everything seems to be in place (belt, shocks, etc.). The inner tube spins just fine and the motor does not make any noise. The whole machine just shakes violently.

    What is the answer?

  • Todzilla Jul 19, 2008

    I just bought a Samsung Silvercare and it shook violently the first time on spin. It's brand new so I don't see how it could be shot bearings. The repairman looked at it today and couldn't figure it out. He's going to report it to the Samsung engineer for futher guidance. The repairman put it into a digital diagnosis that showed the RPM's of the drum when spinning. It started to shake at 245RPM and was out of control by 400RPM. The repairman says Samsung is his favorite washer and that the VRT is so good that it's used on ships where rolling on the high-seas cause other washers to fail.

  • rikchelle1 Sep 19, 2008

    I have the same problem. My Kenmore elite he4t shakes out of control during spin cycle. i think thats why i was having a problem with the wires losening and the dl/f problems. How do i control the shaking? The machine is level, my husband checked everything and it still shakes. Whats wrong?

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    Just bought a Frigidaire front load, used it twice and both times at the final spin, it spun out several feet from its position, the load is not much at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    When in spin cycle, it shakes and makes alot of noise

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I have a whirlpool duet been rebuilt three times under warrantee of course the shaking will never get better

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I was told by 3 technicians that my washer had shot bearings and this is a common problem for the Kenmore Elite Front loader.

Sears knows it and it costs $800 to replace the unit with the bearings. They will not do anything about it except try to sell you a new washer.

I will not buy this washer again (especially from Sears).

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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Which machine exactly do you have ?

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