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Offline Lina

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Spin Cycle shakes the Drum too much
« on: August 15, 2008, 03:51:23 AM »
I had this GE Washer for over 10 years, lately i have noticed that on the spinning cycle the Drum shakes and vibrates too much. When i checked the from the inside cover, found that some screws were quite lose so i have tighten them back into position, also the front and the back drum spring holders were in their places. Now and on the spin cycle, it still shakes and vibrates a lot. Why is that? Does it needs some kind of balancing the drum or the Machine itself ?  and please advice how to do so?

Thanks a lot
Lina

Model WWC8802TWW

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Re: Spin Cycle shakes the Drum too much
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 06:20:57 AM »
Model numbers for the Euro models don't show up on our screen, but the GE toploader is pretty much standard when it comes to the mechanics. Your machine likely has 4 rubber straps at the top of the tub cover which connect it to all 4 corners of the upper cabinet. They can be seen with the front panel off and the top raised. These straps generally break after 7 or more years and have to be replaced. Only 2 screws hold them to the tub and cabinet.
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Re: Spin Cycle shakes the Drum too much
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 06:36:02 AM »
These bungie straps stretch also, and they allow for a lot more movement than normal. Sorta like worn out shock absorbers.
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