I also have the same problem with my GE energy saver washing machine. I used to wash one or two big items (blankets/duvets) one at a time so as not to overload my washing machine on the spin cycle, however this made the washing machine buck and rear like a bronco. This happened the very first time I used the machine when I went to wash a large bath mat by itself. I decimated the machine and, thank heaven it was under warranty, it had to be replaced. I have no better advice to offer except that i have found that placing larger/fuller loads of laundry appears to help balance the machine when it is in the spin cycle. It still makes jiggly when there is one heavier item in the drum but for the most part i haven't destroyed a second machine. The other thing that I try and do is to take the heavy item out of the machine and ring it out over the kitchen sink before putting it back in the machine. Which I think is silly, my machine should be able to handle one heavy item (a hooded sweater), without having a spaz attack.
I was replacing my boot seal because it was torn like many others here. I discovered why my washer had been shaking as well. There are springs that are anchored to help balance the barrel and one of them had come unanchored. The stake that anchored one of the springs had wiggled out. I just put it back in and now my seal is replaced and the washer is balanced again. Although I appear to have a small leak somewhere still so I am still searching online for answers.
I had the same problem with my washer that was the same model as yours. I had a technician come out and look at it and he said I was probably using too much detergent. If you are using the detergent that is recommended for use (I believe it is HE) then you only need to put about a drop the size of a dime in the detergent tray. Whatever detergent you are using though, start out using smaller amounts of it until you get to the point that the washer stops shaking. Then from that point on, only use that amount in the washer and this should solve your problem.
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It depends on the make and model of the machine you have. Some drums are bolted together with a front and a back half that split apart. some are heat sealed at the point of manufacture and can't be split. If you take the top off your machine, it should be pretty cleat if the 2 halves are bolted together (You will see bolts). Just be aware that for the noviice, this is a nightmare job. Not only do you have to get the drum out, you then have to knock out the old bearings with ppopriatly sized drifts, without damaging the seats they sit in. THEN you have to get the new ones in without doing any damage to the bearings ot the seats, then you have to get the seal between the 2 halves to seal without any leaks. I recondition machines for a living and I avoid bearing swaps like the plague. I would seriously consider consigning the machine to the scrapheap, rather than doing it yourself!
The machine uses automatic load sensors to balance the load and when you put something in the machine that is big, like a comforter, it knows that it cannot balance that item. So with a front loader it wont spin at high speed because it would be off balance and either damage the machine or the machine would "walk" because of the off balance motion.
Shaking is a symptom of unbalance in the washing process normally associated with the beginning of the spin cycle of the wash . Items to check is the number of heavy items you wash at once (towels sheets etc). Other items to check are the level of the machine and if it rocks from corner to corner from bad adjustment of the feet underneath
Putting too many items in your washing machine at one time or washing larger items, such as a quilt, can cause your washing machine to occasionally make excessive noise. Laundry can get trapped around the agitator and will hamper its movement, causing it to work harder to spin. Stop the wash cycle and remove the excess laundry on top. Take big, bulky items to a laundromat or drycleaners to wash in an industrial machine equipped to handle such items. A washing machine is more effective at cleaning laundry when water and suds can surround the clothes and penetrate fabrics. Defective Balancing System
GE washing machines have a balancing system that includes counterweights, springs and pistons that help to evenly distribute weight inside the wash tub. If any of the system's components break, it can interfere with the drum's rotation. Rather than spin evenly in the machine, the drum might be imbalanced up or down and produce a knocking sound. The noise might become louder and more persistent each time you do a wash load until you replace the faulty component. Washing Machine Not on Level Surface
Place your washing machine on a flat surface, preferably a concrete slab. If the floor underneath the washing machine is sloped, even the slightest bit, it can cause the machine to vibrate when it spins and agitates. Place both hands on either side of the washing machine and try to move it. If the machine moves, then adjust its feet at each of the bottom four corners of the machine by tightening or loosening the bolts with a wrench until the machine is level on all four sides.
* Laundry detergent * Clean cloths * Measuring tape * Plywood (if necessary) * Wrench (if necessary) 1.Verify that the Kenmore top-loading washing machine is completely plugged into a grounded, three-prong power outlet. Reset the fuse or circuit breaker, if necessary; do not plug the washing machine into an extension cord. 2.Make adjustments to the feet on the washing machine if it is shaking or vibrating. The front and rear feet must all be touching the floor evenly. If the floor under the machine is flimsy and cannot adequately support the washer, set a 3/4-inch piece of plywood under the machine for better stability. Load the tub evenly when placing items inside the washing machine and do not overload the tub. 3.Examine the washing machine drum, including between the inner and outer basket, if the machine is clicking or rattling during use. Remove loose objects from inside the drum. If objects are caught between the drums, unplug the washing machine and pull the items out with a pair of pliers, if possible.] 4.the fill hoses behind the washing machine if there are water leaks and ensure the drain hose is connected to a laundry tub or drainpipe. Look at the plumbing throughout the home for drainage problems and correct as necessary. 5.Turn on the water valves behind the washing machine and clean the water inlet hose screens if the water is not running or filling. Do not overload the tub, and use only high-efficiency (marked HE) laundry detergent in high-efficiency Kenmore washers. Note that energy-efficient washing machines often use less water than other machines; this is normal. 6.Choose a wash cycle with a higher spin speed if the water is not draining as expected or items are extremely wet when washing is complete. Reduce overall load size and select a new drain/spin cycle to remove the extra water from the washer. Ensure the drain hose is properly installed on a drainpipe or tub and is not set more than 96 inches above the floor. 7.Reduce the number or volume of items inside the washer tub if the clothes are not rinsed when the cycle is complete. Verify that the water valves are turned on and the correct type and amount of laundry detergent is used.
All front loaders shake to some extent. It depends on the balance of the load. It is especially evident in the spin cycle due to the high speeds. Also these machines are best placed on a solid cement floor. They can shake an entire house if on the first or second floor and the floors are not well reinforced.
Click on Hoover model number above (below FIXYA) on this website & search. You will get a shortlist; click on your model, below the page u will get Manual/Guides. Click on the blue, you will hv your manual on line.