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FIXED Kenmore 80 Series Washer (110.16882500) shakes like crazy on spin cycle

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swinchen

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Hi All,

I have Sears Kenmore 80 Series (110.16882500) that shakes really bad when on spin cycle. I have done the following:

1) Made sure the machine was level
2) Verified the legs in back are free to move
3) Opened it up and saw that the springs are all there and connected (I counted 4 total)

The washing machine started shaking after my girlfriend and I moved (only ~5 miles and I do not recall and any serious bumps or drops) It was laid close to horizontal when getting it into the basement. I am not sure if this is relevant or not.

The washing machine is on a plywood platform in my basement.

Does anyone have any ideas how I can check other parts for damage, or what might be a possible cause? It seems like it shakes slightly less with a very large load. Some loads shake so bad that I can barely hold on, but it does not act like the load is out of balance (the tub doesn't bang against the side).

Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Sam
 

Jake

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Ok Sam,

Sounds like your suspension plate got twisted.

Jeff has a good help page here on how to check it and fix it:
http://www.applianceaid.com/suspention.html
Start Reading about half way down were it says:
The suspension plate can twist out of place and the washer will really shake badly during spin.

If the suspension plate and springs are fine, then its likely the suspension pads that are worn out.

wp_dd_wash_suspension_plate.jpg


wp_dd_wash_springs_small1.jpg


Jake
 

swinchen

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Thanks for the links and pictures Jake.

So when a plate gets "twisted" that does not necessarily mean bent or damaged correct?

I am having an impossibly hard time telling what the components are under the tub. I have taken several pictures. I believe the textured metal component is the suspension plate. If that is correct it looks like it is in the correct position right?
IMG_20130107_074902.jpg
IMG_20130107_074959.jpg

Do you happen to see anything out of place?

I think the following picture shows the base pads. If I understand correctly, these are different than the suspension plate pads:
IMG_20130107_075128.jpg


Another attempt at getting a photo of its private parts.
IMG_20130107_075151.jpg

Thanks so much for your help,
Sam
 

Jake

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Ok, in photo 3 I can see the suspension plate not riding on the pads, looks like its raised up.

So watch the video below, it will show you how to take the washer completely apart to resolve this, its a big job, so give yourself some time.

The plate should ride free on the pads.

Here's the wear pads for your model:
Manufacturer part number 285219


Video Included in part link.

Jake
 

Jake

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Sounds good.:)

Jake
 
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