When looked at from the top the drum sits to one side by 2-3inches. It can be moved back into a cental position but as it rotates with the motor it moves back a bit each revolution to the out of centre position. When spinning there is a lot of vibration and it is easy to see that the drum is spinning off axis.
Where exactly does this counterbalance spring connects. i pulled up the springs but after assembly it vibrates badly in high spin. But I am not sure if I connected the counterbalance spring correctly. Thanks
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Re: drum out of balance
There are a few things that can cause this issue. 1. The counter balance spring broke or the mounting hole for the spring rusted through. 2. One or more snubber pads may have come off. 3. The suspension springs may have stretched or broke.
Start by removing the shell as follows: A.) Look in the back of the console, in each corner there will be a screw, unscrew until the console can be pushed forward. B.) With console lifted you will find a lid switch connector (white in color). Unplug the switch from the connector. C.) There will be two brass colored clips. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver down and away from you and the clip will release. D.) Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Tilt and slide cabinet forward to remove.
1.) The counter balance spring is located in the bottom rear. It should be attached between the cabinet and a bracket on the tub. 2.) Inspect snubber and corner pads. May be brown or white in color.
3.) Inspect suspension springs.
If you need further assistance, let me know Regards, reg501
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The washer is dancing across the room? Are the transit brackets removed? One on the motor, one across the top. Never known springs that needed replacing. With the top of the drum should move left and right a lot and backwards and forwards a little.
The washer must be level left to right and back to front. All four feet must be adjusted to sit evenly under the same pressure.
Bulky items or single large items will cause uneven balance. A normal load of socks, underwear, shirts, and a coupe of dish towels should keep balance as a test.
Hi, your question does not give me any hints so I will try to give you some general tips. If you wash things that can not spread out evenly inside the drum, like mats pillows etc. Disable the high spin and drip dry you items or squeeze out the water by hand.
If the drum swings from side to side when rotating, one of the shock-absorbers inside the machine may be worn out, broke or loose.
If you open the lid, grab the drum and move it a bit back and forth and side to side (not rotating) it should not swing easily but with a damped resistance when the absorbers are ok.
An other experience I have made is the balancing of the feet. I had a new machine that alway moved around during the high spin, even thou I have made an extra flat surface for it to stand on. I could recognize a bumping noise from the feet.
When I pressed down the left or the right front corner with my hand a little, the bumping stopped. Then I adjusted the corresponding foot down and fine tuned it until the bumping disappeared while spinning.
Since then my machine has not moved an other mm (= 1/25").
So equal down force from the feet and no play under any of them is essential to deep it from moving around.
Hope this can help you too.
Hello - Are you speaking about being balance without the leveling legs? Is the unit located on complete level ground? Or is the washer tub loose and unable to move? If you are referring to the drum, try rotating it manually when it is turned. If you notice that the drum is not balanced and cannot rotate freely, I would suggest contacting a professional so they can move forward accurately. Washer may possibly have a faulty bearing, unbalance drum or pulley issue.
may be heater coil, located inside machine on back right side. unplug dryer, open dryer door and remove screws, with a flat tip screw drive gently pry on each top corner till it pops off, gently move panel forward and disconnect door switch. sit panel aside, lift top all the way up it is clipped on the back so it will not fall off. look to the back and right and the coil looks like a spring, it is easy to change, all you need to do is will the make and model call a appliance store and they can tell the price for a new one. good luck tim
During the spin cycle the drum moves at a higher RPM and so the counter weight of the clothes within can make the drum rotate eccentric or out of sync.
So check if the belt is loose on the motor, checck if the spindle is tight with friction or the drum assembly suspension is out of alignment.
You must check the reason with the following points to confirm the drum spinning making noise. check point of noise , is this on hitting the sides , or from the motor, any foreign objects or the drum spindle. But you are the judge with a first view. Use good lighting to look out and confirm the fault.
usually you can check it at the back cover, check if the dryer tub is directly mounted or connected to the motor, then check the rubber stabilizer or spring stabilizer of the motor which is connected to the base. This stabilizers are responsible of the balance of the dryer tub during high speed operation or rotation of the motor. check this stabilizers and replace it if it is defective or weak.
and one thing more, just make sure that when load your wet clothes see to it that you load it at the center of the dryer tub, so that when the motor starts to spin at speed it is in a balance position.