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Thread: WM2801HWA LG Washer Shakes Wobbles Spin Start

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    Default WM2801HWA LG Washer Shakes Wobbles Spin Start

    Model Number: WM2801
    Brand: LG
    Age: 6-10 years

    Have a washing machine that agitates fine but shakes violently when the spin cycle starts and spins fine after it gets up to speed. I can see the medal drum get close to the rubber during the wobble and it goes away after it speeds up. I replaced the shocks with new ones. What is the troubleshooting logic?

    LG Washer WM2801HWA Shakes and Bangs

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    Interesting that it shakes "violently" at the beginning yet continues into high speed spin without any problem. If it truly is violently out of balance at slow speed the machines logic should not let it proceed to a higher speed for obvious reasons. Having said that , if the machine continues to high speed with such an unbalance, the vibrations will only get worse not better.

    Plenty of videos on youtube of Samsung washers exploding because they proceeded into high speed spin in an unbalanced condition. Is it possible that what may seem like a "violent" imbalance to you is within the limits of the design of the machine ? It must be within limits imo because it has no difficulty going into a smooth high spin mode. Front loaders often start out wobbly and as spin speed increases they smooth out due to the effects of the balance ring kicking in.

    Top loaders are less affected by this early wobble because the balance ring is mounted horizontally not vertically. So it takes less time for the balance ring to stabilize the load. Would be great to see a video of your machine doing what you say it does.

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