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The tub continues to go off balance in spin cycle. Starts out smooth then starts to wobble terribly til the UL shows and shuts down. Support rods are good


There is a little device inside the washer that allows the agitator to spin independent of the drum. If this gets stuck, the washer will try to spin the whole drum instead of just the agitator. This will cause the washer to think the load is too large or out of balance, causing the error code. On some Whirlpools this device is just a washer.

Jan 07, 2015 | Whirlpool WTW8800YC 4.6 cu. ft. Cabrio...

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Please help me find what's causing my GE top load washer to sound like a freight train in spin cycle??


First, a huge thanks for including a video of your problem. I wish all answer seekers would do the same. It helps greatly.

The video helps greatly, but is missing many important parts/areas to help fully diagnose. One thing that I noticed, tho it was a "split second" shot, was the wobble in the agitator, which seemed to wobble/vibrate in greater magnitude than the tub. The agitator should sit firmly on the shaft, and not wobble so much. (if a 2 piece agitator, the smaller finned top section is normal to wobble a little bit more tho).

The roaring noise indicates another problem, most likely a worn tub bearing. I'll include a link to a YouTube video that shows replacement of a tub bearing. Also make sure the 4 short upper rubber "shock-dampening straps" (tubular in shape) are not overstretched or broken from age/use. If so, they need replacement.

The general movement of the tub and motor assembly in your video is within the realm of "normal". But is perhaps on the upper limit of normal movement.

Tub Bearing Replacement part WH2X1198 GE Washer Repair

Nov 01, 2014 | GE Washing Machines

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Kenmore Elite Oasis HT makes loud noises during spin cycle.


The tub may be unbalanced and wobbling. This may be due to washing heavy items such as rugs, towels, etc. If it is noisy with regular laundry loads, the mechanism that supports the tub may be loose or broken.

Sep 10, 2012 | Kenmore Oasis Agitator 4.5 cu. ft....

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My washer makes a lot of noise while on the spin cycle


If the washload is not distributed evenly around the agitator when the final spin cycle starts, the tub will be unbalanced and will wobble and thump loudly. This is especially true if you are washing something heavy such as a rug or jeans. You may have to distribute the load more than once to get results.

Sep 04, 2012 | Roper Washing Machines

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Agitator off center


Possible that the drum agitator bearings are off track or worn out. Please check these links for support.
Check this link :http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1210/wobbly-washing-machine-or-tumble-dryer.htmlForreplacement of bearings check for tips on this visual link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1401/how-to-replace-the-bearings-on-a-washing-mach.html

Jul 29, 2012 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Kenmore 70 series mod 110.24722300 the top part opf the agitator seems really wobbly, when spinning. is ther a bearing out or what? thanks



Does it agitate properly when in washing cycle? If it agitates "sloppily" there is a little kit you can buy to replace the agitator parts that get worn out. (they are called "dogs"). It doesn't cost much and is fairly easy to do.

The agitator my also just be loose. You can pry off the cap and tighten it up, but I suspect the dogs are worn.

Feb 14, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Agitator is loose


Does the plastic cap unscrew (CCW)? If you get it off, there is a plastic block attached to the top of the shaft that should just pull off. Check it for cracking or splines that are torn out inside--replace it if damaged. Make sure the cap screws down tight.

Sep 08, 2009 | GE Profile WPSR3100W

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Kenmore Elite top loader makes loud knocking sound when spinning


sometimes the agitator gets loose, causing the drum to sway to far all over the place.make sure its tight , remove the softener dispenser (manual nut), then tighten the metal nut that holds the agitator down

Jul 14, 2009 | Washing Machines

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GE Washer Knocking During Spin Cycle


remove the agitator and inspect the main shaft on the gear box.and check the belt underneath.if the shaft is bend you will need a new gearbox. hope this helps.

Feb 09, 2009 | GE Spacemaker Washer and Dryer Electric...

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