Kenmore front load washer has a broken shock absorber. Can this washer still be used without causing any additional problems?
Answer Hello BMO,
We would not recommend the use of the unit until the shock absorber 8182703 is repaired as the unit can get off balance and can cause further damage.
I just purchased a whirpool wfw9150www00, and that machine shakes and walks violently on the spin cycle, are the shocks the likely problem?
Answer Hello Speedy. You need to check and make sure the shipping bolts are removed from the back of the unit. Also, look and see if the shocks are broken on the unit and make sure the inner basket is not loose in the unit.
The shocks on my washer move in and out with little Resistance. Should they be firmer than that?
Answer Hello Gerry. The shocks 8182703 do not have alot of resistance on them. They should move fairly easy on the unit, but should not be very loose. These are used to steady and balance the tub assembly, not support the tub assembly the springs on the top of the tub support the tub assembly.