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Shakes violently durring spin cycle as if load were out of balance, but it's not.....Does this machine have a wig/wag? I'm guessing it's stuck in 2 gears at the same time..??

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Get a level and make sure that the machine is level by adjusting the legs with a cresent wrench or a pair os channel locks

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There is a part called the Wig Wag. It is 2 solenoids on a metal bar about 6 inches long. It has a hole in the center of the bar and 3 electrical wires go up through the center. One is a common wire and the other two go to each selenoid. One selenoide when activated causes the WIG WAG to shift the Transmission into WASH MODE or SPIN MODE. They are powered by 115 VOLTS AC and is enough to KILL YOU.

What you will find is the 3 wires are held together by a few wraps of electrical tape. Because the WIG WAG moves while the machine is running, the wires are all the time FLEXING. Eventually a wire will break and in this case it was the SPIN Wire to the SPIN solenoid.

Replacing all 3 wires is the best fix. Splicing near the wig wag could cause the wires to break again, They could then pinch or touch the moving metal parts and if the washer is NOT properly GROUNDED someone could get ELECTROCUTED and KILLED.

USE CAUTION doing this repair. The replacemet wire needs to be FINE Grain Flexable wire. If you use something like Lamp Cord that is not designed to be flexed hundreds of times will soon break.

Check with Sears Parts and ask for a Wig Wag Wire Harness.

You can lay the machine on it's back and see this problem. Caution plugging it in on it;s back, something could break.

The Wig Wag can take your fingers off..... CAREFUL !!!!

Do this repair at your own risk. It is dangerous.

At least you will know what to tell the Repairman.

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you really still have a belt model? that unit is close to 30 years old now.
anyway if the unit looks like all is moving, then you may have a bad lid switch or most likely an open coil on the wig wag assembly.
it is the part the has 2 coils on a metal bracket on top of the transmission. it moves back and forth when the unit is running.
does it drain but just not spin? if so then you could just have a broken wire to the wig wag or the coil could be bad. wires do break to the wig wag , but you usually hear the coils engaging then shutting off if the wires are bad. so check the coils and try to replace the wig wag second if you dont find a bad wire.

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Make sure the washer is leveled properly and all four feet are resting on the floor. If it is level, try running one cysle without any clothes in it to see it is spins without that violent shaking.. you may have also had an out of balance load.. Hope that helps!

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