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My whirlpool top load New Model direct drive washer just recently started banging violently against the sides when spinning. The whole washer wobbles when spinning and it wasn't doing that before. I checked the coupler and Springs and they look good. Please suggest what must be broken to cause the banging?

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Have you tried resetting the self leveling legs in the rear? you do so by tilting the machine forward, as you do you should a springy metallic sound, then let the machine back down and see if that helps. this should be done anytime the machine gets move to ensure a strong foot hold to the floor

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There are several different problems that may result in basket wobbling and machine shaking heavily during the spin cycle. Sometimes the shaking can result in spin cycle not ending, like in your case.

To find out what the problem is the washer must be taken apart and the tub removed.

A common situation is given by a defective drive hub.

At the end of this comment there is a movie showing how to reach and replace the drive hub in whirlpool top load washers. In this washer you will find a more complicate device instead of the hub shown in the movie. There is a pulsator, the balancer and other parts that must be inspected. The two assemblies are indicated respectively as part 52 and 56 in diagram nr.1 below. Here the part list: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5239648&diagram_id=26470626#d26470626

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A rapid spin cycle is actually a GOOD thing. This is an indication that the gearcase (transmission) and the drive motor are both running strong.

If the washer shudders during the spin cycle the first thing you need to do is check to ensure the washer is properly leveled. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3868923-level_whirlpool_top_loading_washer

The model Whirlpool top loader you have, has an auto-leveler mechanism on the back two legs that can become unlevel periodicailly. You should check the washer level from time to time when it is empty. You need to also make sure the washer is level in ALL directions (front-to-back and side-to-side).

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