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Machine won't spin

After replacing the shock absorbers the machine loads the water but do not spin... is there some kind of a reset bottom?

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No reset but I would look for a wire that came unplugged when you were working on the shocks.
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Washing machine spins uneven


if it is a front loading machine, the drum is held in place by a bunch of mini shock absorbers. If one of them is bad or broken it will spin unevenly. There are usually 8 shocks, 4 on the bottom (2 in front, 2 in back) and 4 on the top. The bottom can be inspected by taking the bottom face plate off (usually held on with clips) the top by taking the top of the machine off (usually held on with screws in the back of the machine).

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Washer Problems Washer noise when spinning


With the growing popularity of front load washers comes a whole different set of washer problems then what was experience with the older top load washers. Front load washers are built quite a bit differently and have many different parts than top load machines.

One of the most common problems with front load washers is that the shock absorbers that hold the tub in place can break. These shock absorbers steady the tub during the wash and spin cycles. It is when the spin is happening that they take the worst beating. It is also during the spin cycle that the breakage will be most evident. If your load is even a little bit out of balance and the shocks are broken, you machine may dance all over the floor and sound like an airplane about to take off. The tub will flounder around uncontrollably and the clothing will come out very wet because of the tubs inability to maintain the spin speed needed to wring out the water.

To see if your machine has broken shock absorbers, remove the bottom cover and look in. About halfway back on either side will be a small cylinder that moves in and out to absorb the movement of the tub. Often the loop that has a pin through it to secure it to the machine will be broken. Sometimes there will be no visible damage, but if you unhook one end of the shock, the slide movement will be very easy and there will be no resistance. The shock should be in and out fairly hard; this is what holds and steady’s the tub of the machine.

The parts are easy to find online by doing a search for “appliance parts” and then entering your model number in the box provided by most websites. The replacement is fairly easy and can be done by most people with a bit of patience and a few hand tools.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3907570-buy_appliance_parts_online


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Frequent out of balance problem


All front-load washing machines have shock absorbers that are used to dampen the tub movement in the spin cycle. The shock absorbers or struts are attached to the base frame and to the outer tub and you will need to remove the front panel or the rear panel to access them. When shock absorbers weaken or become damaged, the machine will often make a loud banging sound during the spin cycle and if the symptom is not corrected, can lead to damage of other components. Inspect the shocks for signs of broken attachments, leaked fluids or a weakened dampening action and replace both shocks if worn. Remove power from the appliance before attempting this repair.

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After 23 years of good service the drum has fallen off at one side. Is it worth fixing or buy a new one?


HAS SHOCK ABSORBERS WHEN THEY GO BAD ONE SIDE CAN LEAN ALSO CHECK FOR BAD OR LOOSE BALANCE WEIGHT. LOCATED NEAR THE MOTOR.

All front-load washing machines have shock absorbers that are used to dampen the tub movement in the spin cycle. The shock absorbers or struts are attached to the base frame and to the outer tub and you will need to remove the front panel or the rear panel to access them. When shock absorbers weaken or become damaged, the machine will often make a loud banging sound during the spin cycle and if the symptom is not corrected, can lead to damage of other components. Inspect the shocks for signs of broken attachments, leaked fluids or a weakened dampening action and replace both shocks if worn. Remove power from the appliance before attempting this repair.

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Large loads won't balance & spin


Could be:
1. Broken spring(unlikely)
2. Bad shock absorbers (maybe)
3. Broken spyder-the Inner drum part that holds the drum to the hub(kinda likely). If inner drum can be moved without outer tub also moving in tandem, then broken spyder is likely.
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The machine is making a high pitched noise during the spin cycly


One of the most common problems with front load washers is that the shock absorbers that hold the tub in place can break. These shock absorbers steady the tub during the wash and spin cycles. It is when the spin is happening that they take the worst beating. It is also during the spin cycle that the breakage will be most evident. If your load is even a little bit out of balance and the shocks are broken, you machine may dance all over the floor and sound like an airplane about to take off. The tub will flounder around uncontrollably and the clothing will come out very wet because of the tubs inability to maintain the spin speed needed to wring out the water. To see if your machine has broken shock absorbers, remove the bottom cover and look in. About halfway back on either side will be a small cylinder that moves in and out to absorb the movement of the tub. Often the loop that has a pin through it to secure it to the machine will be broken. Sometimes there will be no visible damage, but if you unhook one end of the shock, the slide movement will be very easy and there will be no resistance. The shock should be in and out fairly hard; this is what holds and steady?s the tub of the machine. The parts are easy to find online by doing a search for ?appliance parts? and then entering your model number in the box provided by most websites. The replacement

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My machine shakes like the load is unbalanced while in the spin cycle but it is not. I have replaced the plastic tub washer under the tub and it made no difference


there are two shock absorbers at the bottom of the drum. one of them would have lost its effectiveness. replace it.

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The washer drum is hitting in the spin cycle.


When you take off the back panel, check to see if both shock absorbers are intact. We were having some problems with our (ATF6000E) Frigidaire front-loader recently too. I noticed that one of the shock absorbers was broken, for about $25 I got a replacement (two of them, I couldn't find just one). It took about 15 minutes to replace. No problems. With mine, though, I think because the drum was moving around, it dislodged some wires which made it stop filling up with water after a few seconds. I did a test and it said E5E. I would check to replace your shock absorbers before doing any more laundry so your machine will still work and not have other problems like mine.

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Wont final spin , had loud knock but quit


You have a broken shock absorber and you need to relpace it. Remove the lower inspection panel by unscrewing the 2 screw at the bottom of the panel below the door. Remove the panel and look inside on either side of the wash tub. You will see the 2 shock absorbers and one or both will be broken. There are 2 plastic pins holding them in place. On the pointed end of the plastic pin, there is a tab that needs to be depressed (use a flat screwdriver) so that when you pull on the other side with a plier, the pin will come out. Go buy the replacement shock absorbers at your local appliance shop. To install, put the absorber in place and push in the plastic pins. Make sure the correct end is up. Replace the front panel and the job is done.

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just buy the new shocks(should by pair)I know they had 2 way one they have pin anoter kind they have clip lock to the bottom of the sheet metal(push the clip lock on both side of the shock and turn c/cw.good luck

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