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My washing machine: when it spins it sounds like its going to "take off!" Its all over the place!

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  • oldguy5 Jun 02, 2010

    Can you provide the exact Make, Model and Kenmore model number? .......... Kenmore model numbers use the format ###.######## with the first three digits of 110 for Whirlpool manufactured machines......... The model number on top load washers is usually found by lifting the lid and looking above the tub. The Fixya numbers are Stock Numbers. Since basic top load direct drive, top load electronic and front load washers are very different, the actual Model Numbers are necessary to correctly diagnose the problem.

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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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