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Top Load Washer - Inside moves from side to side + Spin Problem

I bought a used top load washer. The inside tilts from side to side and just stays there. If I put it back up I can get a load to run, but it does not spin it down well... The clothes are still wet..

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You have a missing spring on the suspension and probably a bad clutch and dragging brake shoes.

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Make sure the shipping pins have been removed. They're usually attached to yellow strap at the rear of the machine (sometimes people just cut off the strap so look underneath as well to make sure it has been removed). Looking at the inside, the washer drum should move freely from front to back and side to side.
Next is leveling. This is sometimes tricky in that it really has nothing to do putting a level on the machine unless your floor is uneven and adjustments need to be made to the front legs. As long as it looks fairly straight to the eye, level the machine by opening the lid, putting your foot in front of machine and holding the inside of the cabinet. Tilt the machine toward you and lift the rear of the machine about 2-3 inches (you should hear the legs drop). Set it back down. It should now be leveled since the rear legs are self leveling. Try rocking the machine from the top in a diagonal motion and ensure the weight is evenly distributed on all 4 legs.
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Mine did this, it never got fixed, repairman told me to replace it. I suggest you do the same. He told me the springs and bumpers had just worn out, and from the looks of my old washer, he was right lol

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