washing machine was rocking back and forth

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Kevin From San Diego, CA

Dec 11, 2009

10 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

Removed the two screws holding the control panel in place. Removed two metal clips holding outer shell in place. Removed outer shell. Used vise grips to remove three horizontally mounted suspension springs around the perimeter of suspension carriage and replaced with new springs. Removed single vertically mounted suspension spring at the back of the suspension carriage and replaced with new spring. Replaced outer shell, metal clips, and control panel screws. Done!!! My washing machine doesn't try to run away anymore!!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Suspension Spring

Part Number: PS381251

In Stock

Suspension Spring

Part Number: PS2017965

In Stock