Hi,We have an front load MFW9800TQ0 that shakes in spin mode to the point it can`t balance and will stop. Seems to be happening more frequent.Wash mode seems fine.
Aside from checking the levelness of the unit, you will also want to check the shocks and check the tub to make sure that there is no up or down motion of the inner tub to the outer tub. If there is then it could be a bearing or spinner support issue.
How can I tell if the shocks are bad?
The best way to tell if the shocks are bad is by pushing down on the tub and seeing if it springs back up. If not then the shocks are most likely bad.
My washer has been having a vibration while on the spin cycle. It is worse with heavier loads such as blankets. I looked at the shocks and replaced the front two as they were leaking grease. The vibration has improved but is still there. Is there anything else I should check or replace before replacing the rear two?
When replacing the shocks you should always replace all the shocks at the same time. Once you replace the rear shocks, also check to make sure that the unit is level, the rubber on the feet are not damaged, that the legs are locked into place and check to make sure that the unit is on a good solid floor.
The shock absorbers on my Whirlpool Duet washer model # wfw9400sw01 have 3/4" to 1" of travel before they begin to dampen the movement of the tub. Is this normal or are they bad?
Answer Michael, There is some "play" in the shock absorbers 8182812, but your's are on the "Outside" allowances and will need to ber repalced.
All four shocks should be replaced at the same time, and also check the suspension springs 8182812 and cabinet attachment points should be checked as well(make sure there's no flexxing in the cabinet flange, where the springs and spacers attach.
My washer is shaking very bad. It is level and on solid floor. I am going to replace the shocks. How many are on this machine? Do I also need to replace any springs?
Answer Randy, There are four(4) shock absorbers 8182812,and two(2) suspension springs 8182814 that suspend and support the tub assemblies. You'll need to remove the lower front access panel, the rear access panel, and the top panel to access and replace the assemblies. If you repalce the shocks and springs one at a time, you'll find it a lot easier to work with.
What is the difference between shock absorber 8182703 and 8182812? Are they basically the same / interchangable? The 8182703 is for model # GHW9150PW0 and 8182812 for model # GHW9150PW4. These model numbers only differ by the last digit. Does this make that big of difference? Please help.
Answer Hello Shawn! Yes, the last digit in the model number indicates the manufacturer changes to your appliance. Unfortunately, we do not have the specs on the parts to verify the difference in the shocks. We will need the full appliance model number to verify the shock used on your appliance. Thanks.
How easy is it to install the shocks?
Answer Hi Dawn. Remove the front lower cover and the back cover. Use adjustable cresent wrench pliers to turn against the locks 1/4 turn to release the top and bottom of the shocks. Then collaspe the shocks and replace them one at a time. Shock part # 8182812. Thank You.
How many shocks do I need if I replace all 4,and should I also replace springs as a precaution if yes how many springs. Hope this fixes my out of balance issue ?
Answer Hi Bob. Yes,you need to replace all the shocks at one time. part # 8182812 4-of them needed. The top springs can be bad if they look stretched part # 8182814. They come in a set as one set is all you need. However it has hardly a issue if one shock has failed. Thank You.