Kenmore Series 80 washer tub off balance


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Old 09-25-11, 10:54 AM
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Kenmore Series 80 washer tub off balance

HI, I have a Kenmore series 80 MDL 110.92281800.

I noticed the outer tub ring (the white plastic piece on top of the tub) was frayed and rough on the lower edge of the ring. I replaced the ring and did a load of laundry. During the spin cycle the washer was making noise and and bouncing around as if the the clothes were off balance. I re-adjusted the clothes and it was better, but noticed tub had rubbed against the ring. Figuring I overloaded the washer, I ran another load with just four pieces of clothing. Same thing happened. The wahser agitates, spins and drains with no problem. I checked the counter balance spring and suspension springs. They are all in place. What is the next step? Do they get weak? Someone had mentioned the tub might be off balance? Oh yeah, I forgot to mention...The washer is level and on a concrete slab floor.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you
 

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Old 09-25-11, 11:26 AM
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The only thing is 3 springs around tub and 1 balance spring in rear. Are the rear legs free so they self adjust? tub will move around.
 
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Old 09-25-11, 03:17 PM
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As I was out looking for the wrench to remove the agitator and re-center the tub (as suggested by a "proffesional") I checked and saw your reply. I went back home and lifted the back of the machine. The rear legs were stuck so I just pulled on them and they were now free. I did another wash and no shakes. I thought the machine was level and secure but apparently this was not the case. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO!!!!!! I am greatly appreciative. Thank you.
 
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Old 09-26-11, 03:33 AM
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Glad to help. thanks again
 
 

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