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GE WSM2780W Stacked Washer spin cycle

Halfway through the spin cycle it starts to shake real bad. What do I need to do to fix it??

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With no clothing in the wash tub take the following steps:
1. remove the front cover from the wash tub
2. run a full cycle of laundry and observe the tub's behavior

Potential Solutions:
A. If the tub begins to shake wildly during a full wash cycle with no clothing in it then you will need to adjust the 3 large springs on each side of the tub until the unit is working in a more-balanced position. This is simple to do by hand. If the tub appears to be shaking too far forward, then unhook the 2 large springs in back so they are tighter. Then run a full wash cycle again with no clothing.
* note: there are smaller springs too - you don't have to adjust these to fix your issue

B. If the tub works fine with no clothing during a full wash cycle, then try to load your clothing in a more balanced fashion. For example: if your wash load is only a small kitchen or bath rug then when the unit spins it will spin off balance with a wet & heavy item on only one side of the tub.

C. If you'd like to replace the 3 large springs, I can get you the part numbers. There are specific springs for both sides of the wash tub and they are different part numbers. The full replacement of the 3 large springs can be done by hand.

Chris I.

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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  • david tippett
    david tippett Oct 27, 2014

    I have a Kemore 4T that does the same thing do they have springs too

  • Oct 27, 2014

    David, since the Kenmore 4T is a front loader it does not work the same as a top loader washer like the GE unit in this article. I did locate some information online about the Kenmore 4T and some folks are suggesting the noise you are getting could be coming from a belt or bearing - see the link for help:

  • Oct 27, 2014

    David, the Kenmore 4T is a front loader so it works differently than the GE model mentioned in this article. Here's a FIXYA link to something for your Kenmore model that might help fix the noise:



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