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Shock Absorber Kit

PartSelect Number PS3508101

This kit is used for front load washers and includes 2 dual-stage shock absorbers, 1 spare shock mounting pin and 4 locking nuts. These shock absorbers keep the washer from vigorous shaking during it's cycles.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Shakes and moves.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Leaking water.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Will not drain.
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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Wrench(Adjustable)

Customerbeverly from Miami FL

$500 repair for $25, well worth the struggle!

I replaced both shock absorbers that hold the drum on a front loading washer. They both snapped at the base and have since been replaced by a different style shock absorber. There are 2 pins that hold each part in place. I took 5 minutes to replace 3 pins and about an hour to replace the last one, which was in a very tight spot. After much sweating and swearing, I managed to get the pin back in. Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! Partsselect.com is a dream for straightforward repairs. This is the second repair I have done on this machine (which is less than 5 years old) and both repairs have cost less than $30.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPedro from Bonita CA

Front load washer; loud excessive shaking during spin cycle.

Removed front access panel, observed broken tub shock. Ordered replacement parts, included in the promptly delivered package are simple instructions. Excellent results, improved shock design, washer runs quieter.

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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerStuart from Canton MI

Machine bounced all over the room

I followed the great instructions provided on the site and had the old broken struts out in no time. The new ones went in without a hitch and the time it took me to unscrew and rescrew in the back of the machine was longer than the time it took me to replace the broken parts.

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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerJoseph from Steger IL

One broken shock

when I replaced the other one it was broken also but you wouldn't know it by just looking at it. The only problem being able to get the new one back on I put it on pushing from the front, I can only imagine the ttrouble I'll have get it out again I'll probable have to cut it out with somthing because it's right up against the circiut board housing. other wise not a bad job. But I think my age has somthing to do with it.Not much strength.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerRobert from Coldwater OH

Shock broke

replaced as instructed.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerROBERT from MOSES LAKE WA

The right shock absorber was a bit more difficult than the left side

THE PUMP WAS NO PROBLEM, 2 SCREWS, 2 HOSE CLAMPS AND 1 WIRE LOOM TO CHANGE. ALL EASY THE SHOCK ABSORBERS WERE BACK MID WASHER THE LEFT WAS AS THE ON LINE INSTRUCTION STATED BUT THE RIGHT SHOCK THE INSTRUCTIONS STATED THATYOU NEED THE REMOVE THE AIR GAP HOSE BUT YOU STILL COULD NOT EVEN GET A TOOL BACK TO GET THE UPPER SHOCK PIN OUT MUCH LESS PUT IT BACK IN. I ENDED UP REMOVING THE PUMP INTAKE BOOT OFF TO GAIN ACESS TO THE AREA IT ONLY TOOK ONE MORE HOSE CLAMP. THIS WORKED OUT WELL AS THE BOOT HAS A BUILT IN WELL TO CATCH ITEMS LEFT IN POCKETS. THIS WAS EMPTIED WHILE IT WAS OUT. ALL IN ALL I WAS PLEASED

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerRichard from Novi MI

Broken shock absorber on washing maching

Watched video on-online when I ordered the parts. The video showed the left side shock replacement and it looked very easy, however; the right side require a little more work due to the motors and electrical box that had to be moved before I could remove the shock pins. I layed the washing machine on its back and removed the broken shocks and put the bottom pins back in on each schock and then stood the machine back up right; took the back panel off so I could replace the upper pins on both sides with ease. I then went to the front and re-attached all the hoses, clamps, and electrical box. Before I replace the front panel, I took a 1/4 socket and wratchet and leveled the machine in its perminent place by adjusting the four feet by reaching into the machine with the 1/4 inch socket and wratchet and adjusting the feet one by one until level.

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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerFred from Russell KS

One of shock absorbers was broken

I followed the instructions that came with the parts. I used a regular socket to remove the pins instead of the deep well socket recommended, because I didn't take the machine completely apart. and the space wasn't enough for the deep well sockets. It worked perfectly. After I got the pins removed, then oriented the absorbers correctly and pushed and pulled the pins back in place and it was done.

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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerPaul from Pony MT

Would no longer spin properly

Assumed this 12 year old washer was broken beyond repair so went to Lowe's and paid $880 for a new one. Out of curiosity, I removed the back and the lower front panel from the old washer to see why it would not work and found the two shock absorbers were both broken. I ordered new ones and it took me 15 minutes with a pair of pliers and a small hammer to replace the shocks. The washer now works perfectly again and I could have saved $880! Goodwill is going to get lucky on this one!

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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJoanne from Platteville WI

Shook and made lots of noise when spinning out

put in new shock absorbers one was broke but there is something wrong yet as it still shakes and makes the noise, think it is in the back between the two baskets have not had anyone that can take it apart yet for me,

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerJoseph from Independence MO

In spinout it jumping up &down.

The same.

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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerBrian from Austin TX

Noise and vibration

Some parts are hard to remove due to the inability to see the locking section of the fastener pin. The parts installation is self explanitory and no asdjustment is required, so beyond laying on the floor of a very small room
and not being able to see some of the parts it's not bad.

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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customerpavel from west linn OR

Broken shock absorber

I open the front, bottom side and everything was in front. I took out the plastic bolt and replace the absorber.

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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerEve from Davie FL

The wash tub was loose and making noise and bouncing all over the place

we removed the back panel of the washing machine, removed the old pins to the shocks and re-installed the shocks and pins. one pin gave us a hard time but it eventually went back in. the job was not to bad to do and now the wash machine is so quiet we can't even tell that it is on : ) this is our second repair that we have done on it ourselves, the first time we had to install a new control unit and spring and that was fairly easy also. who needs to spend alot of money to get their appliances repaired, you can easily do it yourself and save some money, plus we ordered the parts online and received them in about 2 days

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  • Shock Absorber Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerPaul from Prospect TN

The tub had severe vibration and actually impacted the sides of the washer

The machine had the vibration for sometime but still worked so we left it alone until it stopped working. After some trouble shooting I discoverd 1. both lower shocks were broken off and the tub had hit the controller connector on the front right side so hard it had come loose. After plugging it back the washer worked again so I ordered the shock absorber kit from part select. I was able to install it by only removing the front lower cover. The pins took some effort to push back in but the parts fit perfectly and we are back in business. I had to use a large set of channel locks to force the pins back in as well as tapping them with a hammer.

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