My washer shakes violently when spinning. Thanks!
ANSWER Hello Lency,
There a very few things that can cause the unit to shake violently. I'll mention them all. First and foremost, the leveling legs have to all four not only contact the floor, but also share the load. This is important because the inner tub is mounted on springs. This allows the springs to absorb the vibration of an out of balance load. If the body can move because it isn't setting level (evenly), it will hop, skip, and jump across the floor.
The second think I need to cover is the items that comprise the load. If there is one item that is more moisture absorbent, this item will weigh more and will throw the unit out of balance.
Now we are getting to the part that can be caused by the machine by itself. The balance ring is located around the top edge of the inner tub. If it is no longer attached to the inner tub or is damaged, it will cause the unit to shake violently. Also if the inner tub is loose, (it is attached to the upper transmission shaft with a spanner nut), this can cause the issue.
There are three suspension springs that could be damaged that should be inspected. I doubt that the snubber pads are involved as this would cause a distinctive noise. This will give you some things to check and hopefully will lead you to the issue. I tried to send you some literature that included some illustrated instructions, but your e-mail refused delivery.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, December 03, 2012