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Two speed auto washer - found water all over floor - no leaks on any hoses or drain. Wife said last load was unbalanced and machine was rocking around bad. Tub seems very wobbly to me when I move it around by hand ...is that normal?...did water spill over the tub during out-of-balance running? Broken line underneath the unit? Any other ideas? Thanks!

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    honeymokey May 11, 2010

    Run machine and check for leaks

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Having a very unbalanced load can cause the water to go over . yes the tubs are supposed to be able to move around some.run a load with no clothes in it if it leaks then you may have a more serious problem

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