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Washer spins than it gets off balance and shuts

During the spin cycle, my whirlpool top load washer, LSR82233 EQO, becomes off balance and shuts down. There is something in the drum mechanisim that is shutting it down. I can hold the top of the agitator and it will spin, and everything is fine (drains, cycles, spins, etc.), but, when you let go, it eventually becomes off balance and shuts down. There is a triangular plate that sits between the motor and the barrel. It is free floating, and not attached to anything. Could this be the problem? Does this plate have something to do with the balancing of the washer?

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Hi, Washing machines can become unbalanced when the wash load has too much weight in one area of the basket. A machine in good working order can handle most problems through its balancing mechanisms. However, when washing heavy single items such as comforters, the machine's tub can become so lopsided that it damages the washer.

Washing machines that get unbalanced can shake, make banging noises, and even more across the floor. When machines are secured in one place, they can vibrate and bang so much the entire house shakes and things fall off shelves. This is not good for the washer. Bolts can come loose, and parts can break.

When washing heavy items such as pillows or down coats, stay near the washer so you can correct any balance problems as they occur. Some washers have an automatic shut-off feature when they become too far off-balance. If yours does not, stop the spin cycle, open the lid, and redistribute the load. If this is a continuing problem, you may want to wash heavy items at a coin-operated laundry in a heavy-duty machine.

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