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Machine is vibrating out of control in spin cicle

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  • peter2030 Jun 02, 2010

    I don't think this is the problem. I opened the back and topof the machine and I notices 3 weight balancers. On the right side on the rear there is none. Is this normal?

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Some times the floor is not stable, I was told to place a sheet of 3/4 inch plyboard under the washer to stablize.

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Hello..the reason i believe that your machine is doing this is because the dampner plate at the bottom is worn.The dampner plate is like a cartlidge that the weight of the drum swivles back & forth on.it is made of white plastic.

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  • chrizzoclark Jun 03, 2010

    Sorry i didn't realise it was a front loader you had.Have you ever washed shoes in it because the weight of the shoes can't evenly distribute around the drum & ive seen drums actually buckle under the weight,these machine get up to high speed rpm on spin,the weight of shoes siiting to one side of the drum at high speed rpm's increases 10 fold putting pressure on one side & it can snap the supporting armes that are bolted the the very back of the wash drum,you can't see them.open the door & lift the drum up & down,see if you can feel abnormal movement or hear crunching metal.rotate the drum a tiny bit more & keep doing this until you have done full revolution.Let me know how you go.

  • chrizzoclark Jun 03, 2010

    Ive had a bit more of a think on this one & i'm thinking that maybe,just maybe the weights you are talking about could be loose,i seen this just the other day on an electrolux F/L.the thing was so noisy.ckeck the weights & tighten them up if they are loose.look for other weights around the drum,at the front of the tub as well near door seal.let me know!

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