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Old 09-22-2017, 06:15 PM
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Model Number: LSR7233DQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: More than 10 years   

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I have looked at a number of videos and searched but I cannot find a satisfying answer.

The washtub seems to be too loose. It goes out of balance very easily and when you turn the machine off the tub jerks violently, banging into the surrounding structures.

I took the outer housing off the machine expecting to find broken suspension springs, but all the springs seem to be intact, including the counter balance spring. The tub and motor assembly seem to move too easily and too much. Is it possible bad suspension pads and snubbers could allow this condition to occur? Puzzled and needing to get some wash down and hating the laundromat.


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Old 09-22-2017, 06:28 PM
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Check to see if the skate plate ( the part with the snubber pads) is out of alignment. If it is aligned properly then I would suspect you need to replace both the suspension pads (snubbers) on the skate plate and the tub suspension pads on the base frame.

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Is the "skate plate" the metal frame that everything is attached to, which rides and slides on the base that basically rests on the floor? That is where the most movement seems to be. If I'm understanding there should be three pads that isolate these two metal frames. And then on the next level up there's a kind of cradle with three more pads. I think the pads in the upper level are okay, But I think the lower pads are missing and the frames are riding metal on metal.

Will I need to get one of those spanner wrenches to get this thing apart to investigate fully?
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Look at item 17 on the drawing. The skate plate is a triangular piece that rests between the base frame and tub assembly. There are pads both on the base plate which the skate rides on and the skate has pads which the tub assembly rides on.

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Watch the how-to videos with the links I sent for the pads. It will show you steps to access the pads.
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I can lift the skate frame off the base slightly and see that it seems to be rubbing, metal on metal. So, it looks like I need a spanner wrench to go any further.
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Perhaps a local app repair joint would rent or loan one if you purchased the pads from them... Just a thought!
Also verify that the plate is in the proper position on the base. The arms of the plate should be evenly on top of the pads of the base.
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You should be able to replace the skate plate without removing the inner basket.

Remove the agitator, take the motor and pump off. Remove the three springs. Remove the rear spring. Remove the three bolts bolts that hold the gearcase on. Slide the gearcase straight out and set it off to one side. You should be able to lift the inner and other tubs off the base frame and skate plate.(As one piece.)

Replace the pads and skate plate. Reassemble washer.
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You should be able to replace the skate plate without removing the inner basket.

Remove the agitator, take the motor and pump off. Remove the three springs. Remove the rear spring. Remove the three bolts bolts that hold the gearcase on. Slide the gearcase straight out and set it off to one side. You should be able to lift the inner and other tubs off the base frame and skate plate.(As one piece.)

Replace the pads and skate plate. Reassemble washer.
So I can approach this from the bottom up instead of the top down? Very clever. I will give it a try. Thank you
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