110.22922101 Kenmore top load washer shaking like crazy

sams64

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Location
MA
Model Number
110.22922101
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
I have a kenmore washer that is shaking like crazy at the end of the spin cycle. I have checked the springs and they appear to be in good shape. The vertical on was starting to stretch out the hole, so I drilled a new hole and reattached the spring. This made very little difference. I also pulled the horizontal springs and pulled on them. By hand they all required the same force to stretch them. I did not scale test them. Other notes:

1) there is no bearing whir or whine
2) shaking only happens at the end of spin cycle when the water has drained.
3) appears to be worse when there is a larger load in it.

Below is a video of the washer shaking. (turn down your speakers, it's loud.)

[video=youtube_share;XmUFrPFhLRY]https://youtu.be/XmUFrPFhLRY[/video]

Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Sam
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Why is it on a wood platform? That can/could make it bounce.

EXCESSIVE VIBRATION OR MACHINE WALKS.
Not level.
Front leveling leg locknuts not tight.
Weak floor.- Try it on a concrete slab
Unbalanced load.
Shipping pins still in shipping location. (not dropped into retaining cups)
Rear leveling legs stuck.
Rear cabinet sides loose.
Suspension plate pads worn - Replace Suspension Plate & Base Pads
Suspension springs missing, broken or not connected.
Basket ballast missing (Salt water in plastic inner tub ring leaked out, ring is located around top of inner tub, usually brown in color).- Check for sloshing water sounds as tub stops from spinning.

Might also help:
http://www.applianceaid.com/washer-suspension-help.php

jeff.
 

sams64

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The wood you are seeing is the form that I have not yet removed. That is a concrete slab. The washer is level and the springs are all in good working order.

The vibration is coming from drum wobble. I can see it moving inside the cabinet. I will check the basket ballast and listen for water sloshing.

sam
 

jeff1

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Keep us posted.

jeff.
 
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