washer shakes violently in spin cycle

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

ModelLA5580xTW1

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Pliers
Screw drivers

Bruce From Matthews, NC

Apr 11, 2009

3 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

It took a lot of surfing the internet to find good web sites for information. One was part select . I removed the cabinet from the washing machine per instructions. Then I replaced the suspension springs. That was easy. Took about 10 minutes. However, it didn't fix the problem. So I decided to replace all the suspension pads without a total tearing down the unit. It was almost impossible to put the new ones in because they don't press in easily. One other thing, there are plastic cups with pins in them that look like they are missing cotter pins. After hours of searching. I found partselect.com
THESE ARE THE SHIPPING PINS THAT KEPT THE MACHINE FROM MOVING AROUND DURING SHIPPING. THEY TOOK THE COTTER PINS OUT AFTER SHIPPING. THEY ARE NO LONGER NEEDED. My story ends here because my machine is still shakes violently. I have offered my washing machine for parts on our local freecycle website so as to keep it out of the landfill.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thrust Spacer

Part Number: PS334562

$2.52
In Stock

O-Ring

Part Number: PS348406

$4.46
In Stock

Suspension Spring

Part Number: PS381251

$2.52
In Stock

Spring, Counterweight (Now subbed to Tub Spring)

Part Number: PS2363196

$3.76
In Stock