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VIBRATION MY WASHER VIBRATES OUT OF CONTROL SERVICE CENTER SAYS THERE IS UPDATED SENSOR WHICH HAPPENS TO BE ON BACK ORDER . REPAIR WHO CAME TO THE HOUSE SAID THERES NO FIX? ANYONE HEARD OF THIS

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  • mwgdc Feb 07, 2008

    Have the MAH8700A Front Load. In the final spin cycle it vibrates so loud it sounds like it is going to explode. Help

  • rich126ibew Jul 26, 2008

    same here...vibrates ...troubleshooting directions say -check and determine all five of the shipping bolts and spacers have been fully removed from the rear panel of the washer...directions show's me 4 bolts?!

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The sensor would help it detect vibration and go back to settle mode and restart the spin.
If you have abnormal vibration all the time be certain
1st that machine is really level. can you push or pull the machine when it vibrating and does that stop most of the noise. if so it is not really level.

then open the top (3 screws in top rear)

remove power to unit as you want to live.
Check the suspension and springs they should act like your car.
look,feel, nothing should be loose or disconnected.
the concrete balances should not be loose or cracked.
push on the basket it should resist in all directions.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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