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How long does it take for a professional to balance the tub of a front-loading washing machine?

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A "professional" does not really balance the tub of a front-loader, they balance the washer. You can do this as well... there are 4 feet, just get a level and move feet up or down to get the machine leveled. Check the horizontal level and then the vertical level. Not too hard unless the feet, legs, are rusted shut in which case you can attempt to shim it up. The unit should not rock back and forth at all in any direction when it it leveled. Front loaders will vibrate, sometimes a lot, until they reach the full RPM of the spin, this is normal.

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I have a Samsung washer model number wf338aab/xaa my tub is off balance


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.

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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Have you tried balancing the load? Your washer is either sensing the load is off balance or displaying the effects of a tub problem. So step one is balance the load. Let me know if that doesn't help.

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Hello Rob - Try rotating the drum manually when it is turned. If you notice that the drum is not balanced and cannot rotate freely, I would suggest contacting a professional so they can move forward accurately. Washer may possibly have a faulty bearing, unbalance drum or pulley issue.

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Perfectly normal..
What you are actually hearing is a balance ring on the inner tub that has liquid inside to help keep washing loads balanced.
The balance ring is filled with a calcium chloride solution and baffles within the ring allow the fluid to disperse within the ring evenly
By rotating the spin basket you can hear the fluid dispersing within the baffles of the balance ring.

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I also thought ours was not draining properly but discovered otherwise when I had to take the inner tub out for a bearing repair job..
Hope this puts your mind at rest..

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F1 off balance how do I balance my bravo washer, to get it back on balance?


Their could be objects between the tubs, remove the inner tub nut under the agitation device and lift out the tub. look for objects in there. Also the inner basket has a balance ring in it.
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When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front load washers can make..

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Sounds like the tub is out of balance when spinning a load of wash.


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When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

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There are tension springs attached to the tub. They are for the balancing upon spinning. Check and see if one came loose

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Most has a balance ring built onto to the tub, make sure thr balance ring is not damaged, It is normal for the tub to shake in the spin cycle with nothing in washer

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There are springs inside the unit that stablize the tub during spin. If the springs are not attached correctly the tub will be off balance. Sometimes the Balance Ring loses it's fluid due to a crack or leak and the washer will spin off balance. THis requires a service tech to dissemble the machine.

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