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Washer shakes, as if out of balance, after all water is drained

Washer is 5.5 yrs old, had new motor and belt installed, less then 6 mos. old. Washer will drain all the water and start spin drying, but then start shaking vigoriously, until I turn it off. Only does this with clothes in it, appears it does not spin as fast is it should. It should have a high speed, but do not hear it speed up. Has anyone had this issue?

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  • olascuh Oct 09, 2007

    Forgot to add that this is a GE Front Load model WSXH208A

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Biggest problem i get on the front load machines are spinning and draining problems. First thing to check is make sure your soap is not foaming up. If you see alot of suds in the machine when it is washing switch brands h.e. soap is best but he liquid tide has been a big problem with suds. Next make sure you put equal size items don't mix heavy and light items in machine as this may have off balance issues! Next check the coin and pintrap if it has one some machines have filters on the front of the machine that need cleaning.After these have been checked see if the machine has any unusual noises or odors when used rubber burning odor or electrical odor when in use may indicate a overloading or internal problem with the machine.

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