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bikerhaven 04-01-2013 05:41 PM

Kenmore stackable washer off balance
I have a Kenmore stackable washer that bangs and shakes all over the place during spin cycle with clothes in it. It shakes some what with no clothes but no where near like it does with. I replaced all 4 springs but still does it. when you look at the washer basket it looks like it even sites off balance you can push it back to center but as the wash machine goes it goes back to one side.

fairbank56 04-01-2013 06:15 PM

Sounds like either the skate plate is out of place or the suspension pads are worn or broken. There are three pads on the top corners of the skate plate and three on the base. The skate plate sits between the base and the tub support.


bikerhaven 04-01-2013 09:20 PM

should I be able to move that skate played around with my hand easily? because that's what I can do.

fairbank56 04-02-2013 06:07 AM

Not by itself, unless it's completely out of place or the pads are missing or severely worn. Normally, the tub sits on the tub support which sits on the skate plate which sits on the base assembly. The springs hold the tub and tub support to the base. The whole thing moves as a unit during operation. The tub support can move somewhat independently within the skate plate and the skate plate can move around somewhat on the top of the base. The pads allow smooth movement without metal to metal contact of these parts.


bikerhaven 04-04-2013 07:41 AM

Ok thanks got the parts going to put them in will post with the results.

bikerhaven 04-07-2013 08:52 AM

Thanks Eric that was the problem thanks so much for your help!
If you have a chance can you look at my post about a washer and see if you have any ideas.

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