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How to balance machine during the spin cycel?

The machine shakes during the spin cycle even when the drum is empty

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  • AK Clo Jan 14, 2008

    we have the same problem. Loudest during the "fast spin" cycle at the end.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    shaking during spin cycle

  • Romni Feb 29, 2008

    Shakes violently during the spin cycle regardless how large or small the load. I have checked the level this machine over and over again and it doesn't matter.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    My washer doesn't shake - the unit stays still - but when it gets to the final spin the drum in knocking about in the unit and makes a racket. The sound seems like it's coming from the back of the unit.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    first how old is your washer and has it allways done this what kind of floor is it on and did you install it your self

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I have found that by leveling the washer all four sides turn the locking nut up on the rear legs lock them then run up both front legs about 1/8 in higher than rear also lock them it takes almost all shaking out if the 2 dampner shocks are hooked up

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