This is the second Frigidaire front loader we have owned in the last 6.5 yrs and the second to experience the same problem! At first I thought it was just an out of balance load, but it has continued since.
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Re: Shakes wildly and loudly in spin cycles
These machines do not do well if they are installed on certain types of flooring. They jump around when they spin and generally go nuts! I have one, so I've seen them do this. Ours was sitting on pergo which is very shiny and smooth. The washer did this most of the time. My husband bought a small commercial rug that has rubber backing which really sticks to the floor and put it completely under the washer. I changed the way I load the clothing. For example:
Don't mix very heavy items like towels with very light items:
Heavy together andnot too many
A repairman told us about the floor and I read the rest in my manual. Our washer works fine now.
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You don't specify if you own a top load washer or a front load. I'm sure that the noise is present when the machine goes into spin cycle. One thing that you might try is to put the machine on neophene pads. You can find these at most hardware stores and if your machine is on a wooden floor, it can really help, especially if it's a top loader. Neophene is a great sound insulator.
There are 2 shock absorbers/springs attached to the drum. If one of them breaks it will cause a loud banging noise when you wash heavy loads. This is an easy fix. The part is about $22.00 and it is accessed throught the front bottom panel.
I am not a repair professional. I am just a 78 year old man who has been making his own repairs for about 50 years. Therefore the washer ID doesn't mean
anything to me. It's been about 55 years since I had experience with front load washers. However I can refer you to www.applianceaid.com where they have very good trouble shooting and repair information on front loaders. I think you'll find what you need there. Don't worry about the timer, they hardly ever go bad. Good luck with it. If I have helped you, please rate my advice on fixya.
Because front load washers are VERY HEAVY, they shake if you have a wooden floor. If your front loader sits on concrete and it still shakes, then you have to make sure all is balanced. If it still shakes, then inside the system there are shock absorbers that need to be checked.
from your description, it sounds like your washer is already broken - to check, open the door and reach your hand into the tub at the front top. push up. if the tub moves more than a fraction of an inch, the bearing and/or spider are toast. last time i checked, the PARTS were in the neighborhood of $450 and it's a BIG job! [read that: big labor bill]. this is a common problem with these machines and it's probably time to get a new washer. sorry!
you basically have to replace the whole bearing assembly. Well, the first thing to do, is remove the outer panel on the machine and then the drum should come off and you should be able to get to more parts quite easily.
I have the same kenmore and have experience this before. It is unbalanced. Get a spirit level to check for balance. To rebalance, empty the washer (so it's not heavy), lean over the washer and grab the back, tilt it forward and the auto balancing legs should reposition themselves. Re-check for balance using the spirit level. If still out, adjust the front feet of the washer by screwing the legs up or down (using a wrench). This will cure the problem (unless you have a very unbalanced load of towels for instance). Good luck