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I have a top loader and replaced the coupler, now the drum is unbalanced when spinning, how do I re balance it. The technician says its a simple job but will not tell me how

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If you had the washer tilted back when you replaced the coupler, this may just be a simple matter of releveling the washer. Whirlpool top loaders have an auto-leveling mechanism on the back two feet of the washer. Periodically, you may need to check the level due to normal vibration and moving the appliance.. The following link explains how:

If the washer is unlevel it can give the appearance of the drum being tilted. Try this and let me know if this helps you. If not, please post back and let me know.

Posted on May 03, 2011

  • paulusdw May 03, 2011

    Hi, The legs are level, its the actual drum in the spin cycle that begins to wobble, i have checked all the springs etc and they are fine

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 05, 2011

    Have you verified that spanner nut under the agitator is tight? You will need to remove the agitator by popping off the dispenser/center cap and loosen the bolt. Once the bolt is removed, the agitator will lift off, exposing the gearcase shaft. The spanner nut is what keeps the drum tight to the center shaft.



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