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The suspension spring from the back end of my Whirlpool washing machine came off and the tub shakes violently when in spin. I am not quite sure how to replace the rear spring since it is different from the two side ones.

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You just have to look for the hole from where it came off; but make sure to put in a similar washer (like the other springs have). And make sure your machine does not shake while you try to move it with both hands; while switch is off. The Lord reigns...................

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
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See the Whirlpool / Kenmore service manual for top load washers.

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Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

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2. If they are broken in 1/2.
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4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

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hi...
the reason it shakes violently is because
1)Most noisesfrom a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loudthumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have becomeunbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-startit. Repeat these steps if necessary.

or else the other reason may be



2) If your washer doesn't spin or agitate on either the delicate or regular cycle, check these:

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Selector switch Ifyour washer has a selector switch on the control panel, make sure thebutton for your selection is pressed all the way in, or set properly.

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On something like this you will need to
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Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
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Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

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On something like this you will need to remove the washer wrap to inspect the suspension springs & base assembly. Please see the link provided for accessing the inside of the washer. Be sure the shipping pins have been removed. The tub should float freely.

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Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

IF THIS IS A BRAND NEW INSTALLATION - be sure you have removed the basket shipping pins (4) that secure the tub during shipping.

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