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Kenmore washing machine shakes violently

It shakes badly during spin cycle. Even if there are no clothes in the machine. When empty and you turn it by hand it makes a thumping noise at the same spot. I checked to make sure it is level and it is.

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    same problem shakes and moves all over the floor, only two years old.

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There is the tub that spins on the bearing the " the active tub"(the one the clothes go in obviously) and around that tub is the "stationary tub", between the two are what they call "snubs" these are either rubber wheels, bushings or on cheaper models just a rubber boot that works as a shock absorber if you will, and keeps the movement of the the "active tub" with in its axis. If a wheel is broken, or a bushing/boot is torn or broken then there lies your problem.

I hope this helps.

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