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my washer vibrates too much

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my washer vibrates too much
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Does the washer shake if you run a cycle without any clothes inside.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


OK so if it's shaking all the time, you have a bad skate plate that will need to be replaced. Whether the pads on the skate plate are wearing down or the plate is slightly bent, it's not compensating for the basket spinning like it should. The skate plate is the triangular plate below the tub that the tub glides on between the bottom of the outer plastic tub and the metal support frame. Below is a link to the skate plate you'd need to order for your model.

CLICK HERE for skate plate

To replace this part, the entire motor, transmission and tub assembly all need to be removed so that you have access to the plate below the tub. It's definitely not an easy part to replace.

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