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.