My front load washer shakes really bad. I have made sure it is balanced, I looked at the shock dampers and there doesn't appear to be any damage to them. Could they still be the problem for the shaking?
Answer Hello Bill. It sounds like the shocks are good on the unit. I would remove them and inspect them to be sure though. If they are good, then the bearings may be the issue and the outer tub assembly will need to be replaced on the unit.
Our washer is about 7 years old. It started making a lot of noise and we called a tech in to look at it. He said we needed to replace the rear drum bearing and assembly. He quoted $550 for the job. I decided to tackle this myself and I replaced the assembly yesterday. We think it is still noisy and it shakes more than before it got noisy (say, about a month ago or more).
What I want to know is should I replace the four dampers that support the outer tub to settle this thing down? I will definitely be pulling it out again later this week to recheck for any loose bolts, nuts, etc. If I do that, I will replace any other parts that need replacement at that time.
Also, while I am at it, should I replace the drive belt? I don't want to waste money on this, but it would be nice to have some piece of mind for the next five years or so.
Answer Hello Jim. I would check and see if the shocks are cracked or broken on the unit and if not, I would look to see if anything is loose. Also, make sure the shaft on the inner basket is not worn and needs to be replaced.
How do you access front drum support?
Answer Dennis, You'll have to access the front dampers from the front of the washer. Remove the top, control panel, dispenser, and front panel. We'll send you some information that should help you out. Thanks