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Everytime it goes to spin it starts shaking real bad displays ul then ol not even anything in it i have pulled tub there is a crack in the piece with windings but not affecting windings

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  • timdbarn Apr 25, 2010

    the basket has water in the bottom even with it out i can turn it anyway and it wont come out i kinda figure that there might b a crack in basket somewhere

  • timdbarn Apr 25, 2010

    the rods and springs look good the basket has water in the bottom of it i can turn it anyway and it wont come out no matter how i turn it

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The ul and ol are unbalance load and over load.

I would suspect the suspension rods, if you look you can see the tub is suspended by 4 rods (10 in image) and spring loaded shock built into them.

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The crack in the stator is nothing that should cause any worry about.

If the suspension rods, springs and holders are all okay the next likely suspect is the basket itself.

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  • Philip Apr 25, 2010

    Would it help if I send the service manual to you? I would need an email address.

  • Philip Apr 25, 2010

    The agitator or wash plate needs to come out before the basket will come out. There should be a cap that will pry off exposing a bolt. Removing that bolt will release the wash plate or agitator.

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I have this same problem... my washing machine basket just hits back in forth and my washer is really loud knocking sound and moves really bad i try to re balance the clothes and the rods but it still does it.

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