Author Topic: Whirlpool tub shaking an banging like crazy.  (Read 2790 times)

Offline wardfoto

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Whirlpool tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« on: September 24, 2009, 10:53:33 PM »
this just started. i've got the case off, and it moves around rather easily by hand, but i can't see anything that appears to be out of whack, or broken. any ideas of what i'm looking for, and what is involved in the repair? i'm to a stopping point doing this on my own, so any help is much appreciated.

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Re: tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 11:33:28 PM »
should be a total of 3 short springs around the base of the tub and one long spring from the bottom to the base of the skate plate.
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Re: tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 11:40:09 PM »
yeah, the springs are all intact, and in place. the movie doesn't really help me as far as how to test whether this is the issue. it moves around, but i can't tell if it moves around more than normal, since i have no idea what it's suppose to feel like normally.
what is the process to remove the tub? i'm guessing that that is the only way to figure out what's going on?

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Re: tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 08:13:20 AM »
Doing service procedures like this are a lot more easy if you get the complete video, which is only $24.95. It will show you everything you wish you knew now :)

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Re: tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 07:10:41 PM »
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Re: tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 07:43:24 PM »
ok, got the brown slide pad out. any easy way to tell if it's worn out? it's got a flat spot on the top, but nothing i would normally call worn out. so, is there supposed to be an obvious ridge that the plate should slide on?  or, if this is not worn out, what else should i look at, regarding why this thing is banging and shaking?? springs all intact, skid plate "appears" to be operating correctly. the white pads appear to be in good shape, and the brown pads are showing wear, but i have no idea if worn equals worn out. any thoughts?
 
and i saw the post about buying the video, but i would rather just have some sage advice from others, rather than having to buy a video i can't really justify buying at this time.
so, if your recommendation is to buy a video, or book, or join a pay-for-advice website, please, skip replying to this post. i need help, not someone trolling for dollars. O0

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Re: tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 07:48:07 PM »
are all 4 springs in place?
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Re: tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009, 07:50:18 PM »
yes. all 4 are in place.

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Re: tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2009, 08:57:03 PM »
I would try lining up the skate plate as shown above
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Re: tub shaking an banging like crazy.
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009, 05:33:28 AM »
The new skate plates are textured, not smooth, and the pads have been improved as well. No one here is "trolling for dollars" as you callously implied. As you  can see from my other 2375 posts, I try to offer the best advice I can without costing folks a dime, and this is not even MY help forum.

I just thought you might benefit by spending $25 and  learn everything the right way rather than spend days getting bits and pieces of advice until you have a working machine. And the next time it breaks, you'll have to go thru the same process. But, hey...do it the cheapest way you can, budreaux!
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