Is it hard to change the shock absorbers?
Answer Hello Stephane. The tub is held in position by four shock absorbers,
two in front and two at the back.
Each shock absorber W10015830 can be disconnected from
the tub by turning the top of the shock mount
counter clockwise, 90°. The shock can be removed
from the washer by turning the bottom
shock mount counterclockwise, 90°.
My washer shakes badly when a load is present. I have removed the botttom panel and seen some grease like substance on one of the shocks. Would this be a safe bet to replace the shocks? What exactly is meant if tub spins freely when turning the tub?
Answer Hello Eric. The inner basket should turn freely and have no play in it. If it is loose, you will need to replace the outer tub assembly W10285625. If it is not loose, you will need to replace the shocks W10015830 on the unit, based on the information you provided. Hopoe this helps.
Does my model use three or four shock absorbers?
Answer Hello Dre! Your unit uses three shock absorbers W10015830. Thanks!
I have a washer that works perfect except when is going into high speed spin cycle, It cluncks and shake very bad. Is this the shock or springs that need to be replaced on this machine?
Answer Hello Chuck. You will need to turn the inner tub by hand and see if it feels loose. If so, you will need to replace the outer tub assembly 280232. If it is tight and the tub does not drag, you will need to remove the toe panel and back access panel and inspect the shocks W10015830. Hope this helps.