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Hello, my Kenmore 90 series washer is shaking badly on spin cycle and we discovered the tub inside seems to be rather loose, does this mean something may have come unhinged?

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This assumes that you have a basic KenmoreHello, my Kenmore 90 series washer is shaking - 2.gif / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Also see the Whirlpool2.gif / Kenmore installation and maintenance manual.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

Thefirst thing that I'd do is pull the cabinet and check the levelingsprings and plate pads. These are designed to keep the tub frombouncing against the cabinet during the spin cycle.

Following is a description of how to remove the cabinet.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

The Sears diagram shows where the springs and pads are located.


The top load Whirlpool / Kenmore washer has a tub that is designed to somewhat "free-float" The springs and pads keep it from getting too out of control. If one or more of the springs or pads is loose or damaged, the tub can contact the cabinet making a very loud sound.


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