washer moving 3 ft during the spin cycle sounding like elephants running through the house

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Annie From Haines, OR

May 27, 2010

9 out of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Removed back panel to remove tub from shell. Unscrewed the brackets holding the springs. Used screw driver to pop out pads with hammer onto screw driver. Cleaned out tub and put grease on springs where they attach to bracket. Replaced panel and ran machine to find a leak. Took machine apart again to find the knocking of the tub against the back panel caused a whole in the plastic tub. Silicon and mechanical tape. Washer works fine for now.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Tub Wear Pads - Package of 3

Part Number: PS334620

In Stock

Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Part Number: PS350434

In Stock

Suspension Spring

Part Number: PS381251

In Stock

Leveling Spring

Part Number: PS394983

In Stock