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My Kenmore 400 washing machine is leaking from the bottom, shaking, and making a lot of noise. The tub is moving much more than it should, and a pin fell out of it, too.

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My cold water won't stop coming out even it i unplug it. just keeps filling up cold water only and it's brand new

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I moved my Kenmore 400 series washer into our new house and now it makes a loud banging noise, and vibrates real bad on the spin cycle. It shakes the dryer beside it it's so bad. If I sit on the washer it...


THERE S A THIN NOT REAL LARGE CONCRETE BLOCK INSTALLED AT THE FACTORY UNDER THE MACHINE. A STRAP MAY HAVE LOOSENED OR BROKE, AND THE BLOCK MAY BE MISSING. ANY SMALL YET HEAVY WEIGHT WILL WORK.
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Excessive shaking on spining , washer moves a round on the floor I have leveled it rght on the nose.


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Washing machine shakes excessivley and the washing cycles are stopping mid use.


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I have a kenmore front load washer model 41744042400 the drum seems to be off its track. it makes a lot of noise when spinning and shakes a lot. One of the shock absorters was broken and i replaced it....


they dont have tracks they sought of float in the middle of the tub held on by the shaft coming off the spider arm on the back of your drum, if you can move the drum back and forth and it makes a metal crunchy kinda noise your spider arm has snapped to fix it you need a new drum and will almost quite literally have to dissasemble the machine into every piece its made of, altho not neccesarily difficult is quite time cosuming about 3-4 hours (thats for someone with experience)

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Vibrates, shakes and moves around and has a lot of noise while spinning. It has been leveled and the floor seems sturdy enough.



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Front loading machine shakes violently during spin


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May 14, 2010 | Washing Machines

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My kenmore elite washer has a very loud banging noise when it spins


U will need to remove the washer drum and check the washer drum stablizers and the washer drum bearing, do this to see what is wrong and how far u need to go in this repair.First open the door and spin the inner tub to make sure the tub spins freely, if not you have big problems.

If it does then remove the lower front panel. There are 3 screws along the very bottom of this panel that you can remove and then the panel will come off. Check to make sure the shocks are not cracked or broken under the tub. If not and the unit just recently started shaking a lot, then replace the shocks as they are probably worn out. If it's been shaking since the day you've gotten it and it just seems to have gotten a little worse, then purchase Shake Away pads which are specifically designed for front load washers to sit under the feet of the washer and reduce vibration dramatically.

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the tension springs on the tub mite have came loose during moving

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Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

IF THIS IS A BRAND NEW INSTALLATION - be sure you hav removed the basket shipping pins (4) that secure the tub during shipping.

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