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Whirlpool duet washer ""walks" when in the high speed cycle. Tech says it is a problem with the floor not the machine. I made sure the machine is level - I had previously asked this question but did not save the ansswer but did someone say there was a devibrator or something that can be looked at if you take off the back of the machine??

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It appears your vibration damper has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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Whirlpool part# 155P3 $22.95

Im going to assume that you have eaither the wfw8300 or wfw8400

the main differences is the suspention system in them. the 8300 uses a 5 point system that work but really you should only use the washer on solid flooring like concrete. the 8400 uses a 6 point with better shocks.

if you have this washer on a main floor with basment underneith it you might want to check the floor. grab a glass of water when it starts to shake and walk and put it on the floor, if the water is jumping then the floor is the problem.

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Welcome to Fixya

You said, your washer (now 4 yrs old) occasionally stops mid cycle flashing F 6 code. Is this something we can fix or do I have to call a repair man?

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