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Kenmore Washer 70 Series shakes badly during spin after repairs

My husband and I just replaced the clutch on our 70 series Kenmore washing machine yesterday after doing some research here and elsewhere on the web. Everything went okay until after we reassembled the machine. When it gets to the spin cycle after rinse, it starts out fine and then shakes very badly, almost like something is not hooked up. What have we missed? Any ideas? My husband said that there was a small plastic clip that broke when he was taking it apart.
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  • HandyMaam Mar 04, 2008

    We took the washer apart again last night and noticed that the triangle piece that you mention (some kind of support plate) was loose. We looked on the sears website and located it. After much adjusting it looks to be in the correct position. We did notice a pin that had fallen out and thought that maybe in was to secure the plate. We placed it in and secured it with a cotter pin. It seems to work better but with some rattling because of the pin. You are correct in your information thank you. Do you know anything about this pin though

  • HandyMaam Mar 05, 2008

    Sorry, It's me again. Evidently it isn't fixed properly as it is doing it again. Can someone tell me how to afix the plate properly? Thanks for all of your help.

  • YG13 May 28, 2008

    Hello
    I fixed the coupler but now have the same problem the other person did where the tumbler shakes like crazy in the Spin cycle. It starts off fine but at the highest speed, it vibrates making a loud noise.
    I did put the washer on its front laid down with the back plate facing up when I removed the transmission assembly bolts. When I read more about the coupler, I put the bolts back and fixed the coupler. Now I notice that the unit works. But the shake is bad.
    Thank you



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Make sure that the 3 corner triangel thats betwwn the tub support and the base is in the right position all 3 parts corners should be pointing the same way

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  • craig carter Mar 05, 2008

    yes make sure you remove the pin its is a shiping pin take the pins out and you will be troubel free have a good day

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