My kenmore washer when it goes into the spin cycle begins to shake
violently. It will do this (to a lesser degree) when there aren't even
any clothes in it. How can I resolve this problem? Why is it doing
this? It shakes so much you have to sit on it to stop it from walking
away. Clothes are balanced...
That's been my experience with washers in the past but
A) Shouldn't it sound a buzzer and stop if it's THAT off balance?
B) there aren't THAT many clothes in it... even when it's empty it
shakes a bit.
Yeah the level I have shows it's about as close as you can get to level.
Last night the wife and I did 4 load of laundry. 2 of which did "the
walk" and I had to jump on the washer, 2 were fine. Only difference
was she loaded it a bit higher on the two that did the walkabout, but it
wasn't THAT full. I've loaded many other washers to the same point
with no issues in the past.
I had the same problem with my new washing machine. The fellas that
delivered it forgot to take out one of the shipping bolts at the bottom of
You should take the cabinet off so you can take a better look at what's
going on. A broken or disconnected spring, bent or broken spring bracket
would be the things to look for.
If it shakes, it isn't balanced. Usually the unbalancing factor is
clothes, but if it shakes when there are no clothes in it, something
is definitely wrong, i.e. part of the spinning mechanism is
unbalanced. Have you lifted the top and looked at the tub to see if
anything is obvious?
Yeah, nothing looks obviously off, and the springs all seem in place.
When it spins with no clothes it definately has this whir weee whir weee
whir weee to it that seems to indicate something is funky on the tub.. I
think I'm going to call Kenmore/Sears about it and see what they can do
as it's still mostly under warranty.
Kenmore is made by several different companies...model# is??
Always done this, just started recently?
Washer is on a wood/cement floor?
Has the washer been moved recently?
Appliance Repair Aid
Ah, but is the entire washer balanced?
And does you washing machine have a view of television, or video games?
Those promote violence, now days. You may need to pop a couple Ritalin into
the basket before doing clothes.
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