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Suspension pads? where are they do you have a good diagram?

The drum shakes violently during the spin cycle. It is on a concrete floor. It has been in its location for 18 years and have never had this problem. It is a direct drive washer (a solid back panel) The springs are fine. I just can't figure out these pads I am supposed to check. And I don't know how to remove or replace them. I don't know how to check the spring brackets. I am looking for a good diagram of these parts. Then I would know what I am doing.

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  • mitosrule Feb 12, 2008




    Thank you for the help. It wasn't exactly where I needed the help I can't tell what is what. I need a good chart or diagram of what each thing is


  • Kurt Ness Apr 12, 2008

    took my frigidaire front loading washer appart to see if neckace was in the boot infront of the pump. it was not. put everything back and now when the washer spins dry is shakes violently. What do I do?

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Most suspensions on machines use 2 springs on top of the drum and 2 suspension legs on the bottom. ( similar to a car shock absorber) just make sure the bottom concrete counter weight is not loose , this will cause violent a shake

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