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Washer is convulsing and moving around during

Washer is convulsing and moving around during spin cycles. I believe it stops and re-adjusts but not sure where I should start looking for the problem???

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Hi,
When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about that...

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