Question about Washing Machines
When the washer goes into a spin cycle it immediately goes off balance and starts to make terrible noise. I put my hand in there and the drum seems to move forward and back really easy and stiff on the left to right axis. Any ideas?
The reason it's out of balance is because the skate plate shoes are worn out and need to be replaced. You'll have to access the washer in order to do this. There's a video available that shows how to do it.
After you have opened up the washer you'll see that the tub is sitting on a three legged pedestal. The shoes are in between the skate plate and the top of the pedestal. Here's a picture (and part number) to illustrate...
Do one shoe at a time by lifting the skate plate off of the pedestal about an inch or so and wedging it there (I use a hammer handle as a wedge). The shoes simply snap into place, so the old ones will have to be snapped out of place first. Use another hammer and tap the shoes out of their sockets from underneath.
NOTE! ---> When you place the new shoe into its' place DO NOT try to snap it in!!! (if you do, you'll break it) Just let it rest in it's place for now. Remove your wedge and allow the full weight of the tub to sit on it. Then move on to the next shoe and repeat.
After all 3 shoes have been replaced it's time to snap them in completely. Do this from the top of the tub. Using your body weight, press down on the tub from above on all three corners (where the shoes are located). This will apply even pressure to the top of the shoe and keep it from breaking. You should have all 3 snapped in now. Use a flashlight and look underneath to verify (you should see the tabs of the shoes poking all the way through the pedestal).
Now all that's left is to rebuild the washer cabinet and start some laundry!
p.s. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but this job can be done easily within an hour and the parts only cost ~$12.00!
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
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Posted on Feb 15, 2008
I have the same issue with the broken spider...in the us and they say it is $300 for labor and $360 for parts. My washer is only 3+ years old...what can I do?
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
HI thanks for the question. Frigidaire has a life time warranty. on that part .call them. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
old duets have nut on rear pulley that becomes loose. remove rear panel and tighten nut. check while spinning by hand if pop is felt. if it rotates smoothly then you may need new shocks on tub
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
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