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Tub shakes back and forth during agitation

Is it normal for a Hotpoint VBXR1070W tub to rotate back and forth (roughly 10 deg.) with each twist of the agitator? With a full load of clothes, this results in a rhythmic thumping noise, and the clothes don't seem to circulate as briskly as they should. I pulled off the front panel to observe the operation, but can't see anything amiss.

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  • Maxbert Apr 29, 2008

    To Julianfix: Thanks. Would I access these screws by removing the agitator? Also, it's the whole tub assembly that rotates back and forth, both inner and outer.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    problem is with the tub when the drier works it makes heavy noise.the rubber beading looks twisted.till yesterday it was normal .suddenly it happened

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It could be the inner tub thats loose , check for a broken screw at the center mast that holds the inner tub. hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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