Excessive Vibration and Shaking: Broken Spider Arm on Inner Drum

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

William D. From Sanford, FL

Feb 17, 2013

Followed The instructions provided by "Part Select". Having a stacked washer & Dryer I removed the dryer and the electrical and water connections and the back panel on the washer. After that disassembley was relatively easy. Unfortunately, I got over-zelaous and removed more than I had too. Once apart I found that the Spider Arm on the Inner tub was broken. Bought the parts and reassembled in reverse order using the photos I took upon disassembley. (Trusting memory is not always the best way to go) The thing that irritated me was not being able to purchase the Spider Arm separate from the Inner Tub. Apparently Kenmore wasn't satisfied with their profit margin so they found a way to jack the price up. Regardless, I saved a lot of money and the Washer is running like a top. Parts delivery was as advertised.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Inner Tub with Spider Arm and Shaft

Part Number: PS418295

On Order