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    • Part Number: AP3182319
    • MFG Part Number: 3956205
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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My washing machine vibrates badly during the spin cycle, even without any clothes in it. My suspension springs appear ok, but I ordered replacements anyway. During my testing I removed this balancing ring from my washer and the empty tub spun well balanced. The balancing ring sloshes like the fluid is still sealed inside, but whenever it is in place the washer is off balance. Do I need to replace this part, or does it only work for balancing when there are clothes in the machine?

Ryan for Model Number TAWB600LQ0

ANSWER Hello Ryan. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the suspension spring W10250667 on the back of the machine may not be installed to the lower frame and the floater plate. Check and make sure it is installed correctly. If so, you may have a bad balance ring 3956205. Hope this helps. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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