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Suspension Spring
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PartSelect Number PS11743345
Manufacturer Part Number WP63907
The suspension spring supports the outer tub and keeps the tub steady during loads that could cause an unbalance. If this part breaks, is worn down or has stretched out and lost its spring, it could cause the load to be off-balance which can lead to excessive shaking, moving, noise, and leaks. For this repair, you will need a 1/4 nut driver, a putty knife, a flat blade screwdriver, and a pair of needle-nose pliers. Disconnect the power supply, fill hoses, and drain hose to give you safe and easy access (have a container nearby for water left in drain hose). This item is sold individually, which is important as you may need to repair multiple springs in your appliance, which carries three suspension springs. As an inexpensive part, we recommend purchasing several at a time, as they can be very useful to have on-hand.
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Brian from Seattle, WA
Washer tub slammed into washer body during spin cycle
If you load a washing machine unevenly, it will spin out of balance. But our washer seemed to make noise during the spin cycle regardless of how the load was distributed. I suspected that the suspension or balancing springs were getting tired, and ordered a replacement set.

First I disconnected the washer from the water and power supply, then I laid it on its back.

The tub rested on the back of the washer, making two of the three suspension springs relax, and they were pretty easy to pull out with pliers. After the first two were out, I had to support the tub with a couple 2x4s to relax the third suspension spring.

Installation was the reverse of removal - install the lower suspension spring, remove the 2x4s, then install the two other suspension springs.

The tub balancing spring was easy to replace, and probably wasn't the cause of the problem.

With $25 in parts and about 15 minutes, my washer spins much more quietly.
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Tub Spring
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PartSelect Number PS11751118
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10250667
This tub spring is also known as suspension spring, balance spring, or counterweight spring. It is sold individually. The function of the part is to counterbalance the weight of the motor on the front of the front-load washer so the washer tub sits straight and even during the spin cycle. You may need to replace the spring if tub is sitting tilted forward. A broken spring will result in the tub being off-balance during the spin cycle which can cause further damage to washer parts. It is recommended to check all suspension springs as they often wear at the same rate. Tools needed for repair are a Phillips screw driver, flat blade screw driver, and a pair of pliers.
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RICHARD from PHILA, PA
Replace Water Pump Coupling
Removed casing tip over washer disconnected water pump. Disconnected motor then replace coupling then reassemble motor then replaced water pump. Read more...
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Shock Absorber Kit
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PartSelect Number PS3508101
Manufacturer Part Number 5304485917
This shock absorber kit is an authentic OEM part that is sourced directly from the manufacturer. The kit includes two dual-stage shock absorbers, one spare shock mounting pin, and four locking nuts. These shock absorbers keep your front-load washer from shaking vigorously by absorbing and reducing vibrations from the wash and spin cycles of your appliance. This kit comes with two shock absorbers because it is recommended to replace both at the same time, as they wear at the same rate. To access your washer shock absorbers, simply remove the lower access panel after disconnecting the power to the appliance.
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Douglas from Medical Lake, WA
Both vibration shock absorbers broken
removed 2 screws and removed top access cover. removed 2 screws and removed front access cover. removed 4 retaining pins (one with nammer and punch because it was stuck) connected lower ends of new shocks with plastic pins, extended each shock to slip fit and connected upper ends to wash tub mounts. Reinstalled panels. I wish I could say that it all went well from there but......when the shocks broke, apparently the hit the motor took was enough to cause an electronic failure of the speed cycle control chip. Now Im waiting for that part. Read more...
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SPRING
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PartSelect Number PS3497596
Manufacturer Part Number W10400895
Tub centering spring - Included 2 springs
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Timothy from E PALESTINE, OH
WASHER ON SPIN CYCLE WOULD SHAKE, MAKE NOISE AND WALK ACROSS FLOOR
FOLLOWED VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS, UNPLUGGED AND REMOVED WATER LINES AND DRAIN, REMOVED HARNESS COVER PLATE. MOUNT SCREWS AND TOP, UNHOOKED SUSPENSION RODS(FOUND THEY HAD LEFT OUT TOP SPRINGS FROM TUB TO SUSPENSION RODS WHEN MANUFACTURED) PUT TOP BACK ON WITH ONE SCREW, PUT ON SIDE, REMOVED AND REPLACED SUSPENSION RODS, HOOKED THEM TO SIDE CABINET, SAT UNIT BACK UP, INSTALLED NEW PLASTIC CUPS AND TOP SPRINGS(HAVE TO ORDER SEPERATE) INSTALLED RODS IN LOCKING CAPS, PUT TOP BACK ON, PUT HARNESS COVER PLATE AND MOUNTING SCREWS IN, HOOKED UP TO WATER, AND DRAIN, LEVELED UNIT, PLUGGED IN AND WASHED CLOTHES, NO PROBLEMS, WORKS GREAT. Read more...
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Suspension Rod Support
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PartSelect Number PS3502189
Manufacturer Part Number W10440729
These parts are the replacement suspension rod supports for your washer. They are made of plastic and are approximately 1 ½ inches in diameter. This package will come with an 8-piece set of suspension rod supports. There are 4 of each type. Be sure to consult the parts diagram for your washer for the complete list of parts included. The suspension rod supports help secure the suspension rods, so your washer operates smoothly. If your dryer shakes, moves, or is noisy during operation, you may need to replace the suspension rod supports. These are OEM parts sourced directly from the manufacturer.
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Joseph from PERKINS, GA
Washer was off balance during spin cycle. The suspension piece broken.
Replaced 1 of 4 of the suspension bushing. Works great. Read more...
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Washing Machine Suspension Rod Kit
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PartSelect Number PS11703290
Manufacturer Part Number W10780048
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Terry from Homosassa, FL
Violent shacking in spin mode.
Watched a video on the internet. Read more...
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Leveling Spring
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PartSelect Number PS394983
Manufacturer Part Number 8316845
This spring is used on the leveling components in a washer. Please note, this spring may differ in appearance, but functions the same as original.
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john from middle river, MD
Machine rocking about like crazy on spin
Took some online research to figure out how to get the cabinet off. Once inside I fitted the wear pads which were a breeze to remove using a knife blade to pry them up and removing them using the screwdriver. The springs were replaced one by one using strong fingers. The machine went through the spin cycle without any rocking or self-destruct noises. Read more...
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Shock Absorber
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PartSelect Number PS11723173
Manufacturer Part Number W10822553
Sold individually. These shock absorbers keep the washer from vigorous shaking during its cycles. This shock absorber is for washers. Shock absorber absorbs the vibrations and movements of the outer washer tub. Unplug the washer before installing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.
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SCOTT from COLCHESTER, CT
shocks showing their age
Overall, the install was easy.
Just a matter of getting yourself to get it done.
The video on the removal / install procedures was most helpful.
The front shocks were completed very quickly. The rear shock required all hoses to be disconnected and the back of the washer to be removed. After removing perhaps a dozen screws the cover was still fastened. You will see (in my case) 4 plastic flat clips. after they were removed the back came off. The rest of the project was the same as the front shocks. 1st time thru so to be expected.
Anyway, certainly a project that any DIYer can tackle.
Thanks Partselect for the correct parts in a timely fashion and the knowledge to perform the install.
Scott
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Tub Wear Pads - Package of 3
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PartSelect Number PS334620
Manufacturer Part Number 285744
This package of pads contains three brown tub wear pads.
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Dexter from Milwaukie, OR
Washer made a loud banging noise at end of spin cycle, leaked water and agitator seemed loose
After entering the model number of your appliance you will be taken to a page where all of the parts are displayed by sections. On that page about in the middle there is a heading called "Find Part By Symptom." I figured out from there which symptom the washer had and read what other people were saying and how they made the repairs. Basically I had three problem areas, Noise, Leaking and a problem with the agitator. I focused on the loud noise first and decided I needed to replace the clutch/brake assemblies. I found the clutch parts page and on that page there was a video on how to make this repair. This video is all you need to gain access to all moving parts located under the cabinet. Which ever part you are replacing, I recommend watching this video! After removing the console, back panel and cabinet then laying the machine on its back just as seen on the video, I had access to the water pump, motor, transmission and related clutch/brake parts. As it turned out I did not need the clutch/brake assembly but as a precaution and because the parts were cheap, I replaced the motor coupling, water pump and tub wear pads. I decided to replace the agitator assembly because of several worn parts associated with the dog ears/drive shaft ETC. I put the machine back upright and took off the top cap on the agitator, then there is an inner cap with seal that gives access to the 7/16" bolt you must remove to remove the agitator. However once the agitator was removed I noticed metal shavings and play in the shaft. I used a spanner wrench to remove the spanner nut. I removed the Plastic Tub Ring (has several clips around the outer tub), then removed the inner washer tub to replace the Drive Block. Replacing the Drive Block stopped the loud noise at the end of the spin cycle. Now just reverse the order to put the machine back together and your done. For my situation it was best to take the machine apart and decide which parts I needed before ordering to minimize errors. These machines are made very cheaply and are designed to brake at some point in time and it is very easy to determine which parts are worn because most are made of plastic. In this process I also noticed where my leaks (did I say Leaks) were coming from. There were two hose clamps installed improperly from the factory, so check all clamps, hoses ETC. and you should be good to go. Read more...
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Shock Absorber
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PartSelect Number PS11745030
Manufacturer Part Number WP8182703
Shock absorbers help keep the washer from vigorous shaking during its cycles. Sold individually.
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Bruce from Milton, FL
Washing machine "Walks" due to vibration of drum in spin cycle
First, unplug the power cord to avoid electric shock!

Then:
1. Open the drawers in the sub-base, remove the screws on the left and right side rails, and remove the drawer.

2. Remove the three torx head screws along the bottom of the front cabinet cover and remove the cover.

NOTE: There are sharp metal edges exposed inside of the cabinet. A heavy long sleeve shirt and gloves are recomended when working in this area to prevent injury.


3. With a pair of pliers, grip the end of the front right shock absorber near the attachment point and rotate counter-clockwise. Repeat procedure at other end of shock absorber. (note: this may destroy the plastic end of the shock absorber, but you're going to replace it with a new one anyway.)

4. With the front shock absorber out of the way, you can now reach the rear shock absorber on the same side and repeat the removal procedure. (note: Be sure to take note of which end of the shock absorber is up and which end is down. This will be important when installing the new ones.)

5. Install the new rear shock absorber by first inserting the lower end into the slot in the base plate and rotating it 1/4 turn clockwise by hand. it should snap into place easily. Then insert the upper end into the plastic drum attachment point and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise.

6. Install the new front shock absorber by the same procedure, then procede to the left side shock absorbers using steps 3, 4, & 5.

Note: While the cabinet is open, now is a good time to clean out the pump strainer located front and center.

7. Re-install the front cabinet cover using the three torx head screws. (note: the machine will not operate without the cabinet cover in place.)

8. Adjust the leveling legs so that the machine is level and each leg supports an equal amount of the machine's weight.

9. Reinstall the sub-base drawer and plug in the power cord.
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