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Top load or front if front load and you can push up on basket with significant play then either a bad tub bearing or broken weld on basket shaft support if this indeed is the problem consider replacement parts are expensive and labor intensive

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Have a GE WSXH208HWW Spacesaver, Washing Basket is wobbling. What is the problem and can I fix it myself?

2 possible problems. On the outside of the tub front and on the top back are cement counter weights that are bolted to the tub. If they are coming loose, they would cause the tub to go off balance and wobble. If just the stainless inner tub is the one that wobbles, that suggests a bad rear drum bearing. The counter weight problem easy to fix once you get the top and back off and just need re-tightened. The back drum bearing is something even trained techs want to avoid. It requires removing the complete tub/drum assembly from the washer----then splitting the outer tub in half to replace the inner drum and bearing assembly. Cost for parts will be excessive and not worth the repair.

Apr 04, 2015 | GE Washing Machines

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Kenmore Series 80 washer. When the spin cycle starts, the interior basket wobbles and seems off kilter. I emptied the load and it still does it, so it is not an unbalanced load

sounds like you have a bad spin bearing. If the unit is over 4 years old, might not be worth fixing. I recommend not using that unit till you have it fixed or get a new one.

Mar 05, 2015 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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When it goes into the spin cycle, the inside "basket" seems off kilter and wobbles noisily

This may be due to an unbalanced wash load. When you load your washer, try to distribute your laundry evenly in the basket. Try to balance heavy stuff opposite each other.
Hope this helps.

Mar 05, 2015 | Washing Machines

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I have a Kenmore top load Elite model # 110.28062800,and was wondering if the wash basket (part # w10118182)is to have water inside of it. I took the basket out to clean the machine and there's liquied...

You can expect some light accumulation of liquid in parts of the basket. Keep in mind, this part is housed within the washer outer tub which contain the water as the basket does the crazy things wash baskets do.
Don't know why you feel you need to disassemble a washer to clean it so meticulously. Was it wobbling or not draining or did you just get bored?

Feb 11, 2015 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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My Washing Machines basket is broken. How can I fix it?.

what is the basket? i dont know of any part in a washer called a basket, do you mean the drum? the place where you put your clothes? if so could you describe what/how it is broken e.g. its split, it wobbles, inst attached and so on if you get the drift

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Loud spin cycle/water leaking

If your washer is making a "freight train" like noise in the spin mode, ( loud roaring ), this is often the spin bearing built into the bottom area of the transmission that is worn out. This bearing is part of the transmission and means a new transmission is required. The noise is usually a result of water leaking from the center seal and bearing area onto the transmission. This water washes out the bearing and it gets very noisy in the spin cycle!! Do check the easy stuff before condemning, nail/pin caught in one of the inner basket holes, nothing is caught in the drain pump, the inner wash basket is not loose and wobbling around.

Jan 14, 2009 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer

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My frontload washing machine makes a lot of noise during the spin cycle. It appears that the drum is loose or not in its track. It there a way to fix it myself before I spent a lot of money for a...

First grab the steel basket and see if it wobbles. Second check for leaks underneath, there is two screws at the base of the kick panel to check, looking for wet stains at the back of the machine or pull it out and unplug it remove the screws on the back panel. Next watch out for any edges they are sharp!, I have scars to prove it. Ok you will see a flywheel with a belt attaching it to a motor. Grab the flywheel and apply some pressure up and down and please look for water stains. Any movement? Check the nut or torx bolt first for looseness, it may only need to be secured better, If not and you see water you will two guys and good digital camera and part 134453200 which is a fully assembled basket and tub ready to go, the camera is to take photos of all the stuff which is attached, it will be easier than a grainy stick drawing when re attaching. TIP the pin on the shocks can be depressed with 1/2 deep well socket and the pump boot only need to be unscrewed from the tub after carefull viewing of the boot where it is attached, it is a little tricky, good luck.

Sep 06, 2008 | Washing Machines

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