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Basket on washer shakes

When my washer starts spinning, its fine. as it starts spinning faster, it starts making a lot of noise. the basket seems to be shaking from side to side. i dont know what it may be.. please help!!

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    Thanks! I really hope that works.

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Try lifting the inner drum to check if there is any movement between the inner and outer drums, also turn the drum and listen for any grinding or scraping sound from the rear of the drum. Its possible that your bearings have gone out & need to be replaced. The job is far from easy.

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• Shipping bolts and foam blocks have not been removed during installation. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolts and foam blocks.
• Wash load unevenly distributed in drum. Stop washer and rearrange wash load.


Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


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