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The spin cycle is so noisy (off balance?)and shakes pretty hard.

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The main bearing may be worn out.

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I've just bought a new Samsung front loader WF17902XE & it's very noisy and shakes during spin cycle. I've removed the shipping bolts, have it on a level surface, have made sure it's not overloaded.


you could try running empty to see if it still shakes.when loading put in some clothes then turn the drun half way and load more then run.this will help to balance the load

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Some models of top-load washers use tub dampening straps to cushion the movement of the tub during the spin cycle. There are four straps attached to the top of the tub and to each corner of the cabinet

Also There are four suspension rods that suspend the tub and allow the tub to free float. If the suspension rods are noisy, there will be a squeaking noise during wash. You can fix this by putting bearing (lithium base) grease in the cup that each rod rests in. If it continues to squeal replace all four rods the cups come with the rods, replace them as well.

If your washer has a loud banging noise during spin the balance weight may be loose. This weight is to counter act the weight of the motor so you will find the weight directly behind the motor. Sometimes simply tightening the bolts will fix your issue but if the bolts are stripped out get some bolts slightly longer than the original bolt to allow you to put a locking nut on the bottom side of the mounting plate. If the weight is broken replace it.

Lastly Washer vibration can be caused by a broken counter balance spring. Ur washer may be equipped with one or more counter balance springs which help to absorb the natural movement of the spinning tub. If a counter balance spring fails the tub might lean in one direction more than another and it will shake and cause vibration.










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The drum balance ring cound be unliquified. Turn it when it is off. There should be sloshing. If there isn't, call in a repair man. He will try to fix it.

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The shaking could be your shocks beginning to go bad, an unbalanced load, unbalanced machine, or even possibly weak flooring. As far as the smell you can purchase a product called "AFFRESH" at your local parts distributor which works well to removed the mildew in the gasket. You just put the tablets in and run the machine through a cycle. You could also wipe the gasket out with a wet rag.
Be sure to leave the door cracked open between cycles this will help prevent mildew from building up.
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your suspension dampers is damaged on washing machine causing bad balance on spin cycle..

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im sorry,load spin cycle may be a bad spin bearing.remove lower back panel.look behind large black pully.if see rust ,water.metal fragments.thats it.cost a bunch to repair.ive done them 4 400 to 500$.God bless you ,tom

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Bearings faulty or another fault this model suffers from is the concrete balance weight retaining bolts shake loose, if it is the bolts tighten up as soo as possible. Regards Advisor

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