I sent a question regarding the out of control spin cycle on our washer. I was asking about the suspension springs. You said that yes it sounds as though they need replaced. However you said it was the suspension stabilizer rod witch is it springs or stablizer rod. Now I am confused. How do you change stablizer rod if it needs it? Dont know what one to replace now. Help.
Answer Hello Tony. You will need to replace the rods W10189077 not the stabilizer 9723335. You will raise the top of the machine to access and replace the rods. If you lift up on each corner of the tub you can replace them one rod at a time. 1. Unplug washer or disconnect power. 2. Turn off the water supply to the washer. 3. Disconnect the hot and cold water hoses from the rear of the washer, and remove the end of the drain hose from the standpipe or laundry tub. 4. Remove the basket and lint filter from the washer NOTE: Have a shop cloth handy to clean off any grease from your hands.5. Remove the four suspension rod assemblies from the washer. To remove a rod assembly: a) Grasp the rod several inches below the suspension ball, and lift the rod so the hooked end is free of the ball.b) Rotate the suspension ball so that the slotted side is parallel with the hooked end of the rod, and slide the rod out of the ball. Keep the ball in its holder. c) Reach down along the side of the tub, and press in on the suspension rod holder locking tabs, then push the holder out of the tub opening. d) Position the suspension rod through the slot in the tub opening, and remove the rod assembly from the washer. NOTE: Unsnap the wire holder from the right rear suspension rod before removing it." clean and lube both the "ball and socket" on all four rods, and reverse the procedure. Also insure the washer is level in both directions and the leveling leg lock bolts are tight and locked in place. Hope this helps.