Hello. My machine is balanced but during the spin cycle the machine starts to vibrate a lot. Not sure if its a bearing or the shocks. How do I figure out which one needs to be replaced.
With a bearing issue, you normally would not have a lot of vibration as much as you would have a grinding type noise. This issue sounds like it would be caused more likely by the shocks on the unit.
I have a LG Steam Washer model WM2487HWMA. Recently I have notice an extreme amount of vibration during the spin cycle. I checked the level and it was good front to back; side to side; and diagnal. I took the top, front, and rear panels off checked the weights, springs and shock absorbers. Everything appeaps tight and in good condition except I noticedthe drum has a definite lean to the rear of the unit. The rear shock looks good, no leaks. Could the rear shock just be worn and not supporting the drum adequately?
Answer Hello William,
This sounds more like a bearing or spinner support issue. You need to open the door and wiggle the tub toward the top of the unit. Rotate the tub 1/3 of a turn and do it again. Doing this one more time will check the spinner support in all positions. If any of the three positions have a "clunk" or more slop, the spinner support, (spider), will require replacement. This will usually destroy the bearings and the rear outer tub will require replacement also to correct the issue. If you feel roughness while rotating the spin basket by hand, the bearing has failed and the rear half of the outer tub will need to be replaced. Remember that the spinner support is riding on this rear bearing so if it needs to be replaced, the bearing is probably in need of replacement also. Any time parts that ride against one another, the parts should be inspected so the new part will not be damaged by the existing part.
So how do I find a way to put the shocks in on the lg front loader?
Answer Hello Robert. We will need your model number to help you with this. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
Getting UE-code. Will shock absorbers fix that proplem? Won't spin completely at end of cycle.
Answer Hi Jerry. UE-code has a few issues. Too small load? Un-level, tilted appliance? Level and tighten leg nuts up against the bottom of the base to keep locked. Balance front to back and side to side. Unbalanced load? Non distributable items put into drum. Make sure the leg rubber pads are griping a clean floor. Leg part # AFC72909501. The shocks also can be the issue, part # 383EER3001J. If they are leaking and all else is verified not to be the issue. Remove the top panel and see if the 2-center tub springs are in place in the plastic runners in the corresponding frame supports. Spring part # 4970FR2084P. Make sure all tub weights are tight. Make sure all shipping bolts have been removed from the back. Thank You.