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Overbearing shaking and vibrating washer even when no load in it and just run empty

I have an A612 maytag washer which works great but for one problem or issue; the spin cycles at both speeds creates so much vibration the laundry room area feels like it will fall apart do you know how to fix this issue

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Is the damper pad at the base dry.they need to be oily other wise the machine can vibrate badly.hope this helps.

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