Kenmore washer shaking violently on spin cycle. If your Kenmore washer shakes violently on the spin cycle, it could be due to one of several issues listed below.
If you notice violent shaking with your machine during a spin cycle, check for these possible problems before taking further action (based on the model number you have).
If the washing machine shakes it may possibly fall over and spill. After too much clothing or water, a person may need to reposition the machine manually so that it has balance. This repair should stop any shaking problems with the washer if done correctly.
Kenmore washer shaking violently on spin cycle
Here we will discuss some common issues and solutions for Kenmore washer shaking violently on spin cycle.
Faulty Suspension Rod
A washer will likely begin to move abnormally if it has a broken suspension rod.
A suspension rod connects the tub to the cabinet of the washing machine and its main purpose is to support the weight of the wash load in order to reduce vibration while also helping an agitator spin as freely as possible.
Defective Snubber Pad
The snubber pad (a rubber bladder or cup with one or two small spikes) cushions the washer transom from being slammed against the washing tub wall; used to stop vibration and noise in newer machines.
It can be worn, missing, or full of matter (transmission fluid) that prevents it from functioning properly. Inspect the snubber pad cap daily. If torn/worn, replace it.
Balance Ring faults
The balance ring may have been emptied of fluid. If the balance ring is empty of fluid, it won’t be able to counter the force of spinning, and the washer will vibrate and shake during operation.
In order for the washer not to vibrate or shake, we’ll need to make sure that it’s properly balanced.
You can check if it’s full by looking underneath at the gasket around its edge. When you turn on your washing machine, you’ll want to collect a few drops with a paper towel before proceeding.
Counter Balance Spring Failure
The springs that support the washer tub may have broken. The springs help to absorb the movement of the washer tub, thus keeping it stable during operation.
If you find the spring has broken, replace it with a new one (we recommend ordering an extra spring when you order your replacement part).
Also, remember to inspect the latches and frame of your washing machine for rust. If either latch or frame is rusted, we recommend getting a replacement part to keep your washer working properly for years to come.
Shipping Bolt Defects
All front-loaded washing machines come with a set of stabilizing bolts intended to keep the machinery stable during transportation.
After the washer has been moved into place, it is important to remove these stabilizing bolts and save them for future use in case you need to move your washer somewhere else.
If you don’t remove the stabilizing bolts, your washing machine will bounce, shake, and vibrate during startup.
Damage Tub Wear Pad
The tub wear pad is an important piece of a washing machine. It makes sure your laundry comes out clean and that it’s not damaged because of any reverberations happening in the washing machine itself.
If the tub wear pad wears out, then your laundry won’t get cleaned properly! Inspect the tub wear pad and if it looks like it needs to be replaced already, then do so promptly when you see signs of its deterioration.
Defective Shock Absorber
One of the most important parts, when it comes down to extended use of your washer, is its shock absorbers.
It’s easy to overlook this part but a decent set of shock absorbers will stop your washer from shaking if only for a short period.
You see, when you leave your washer in one place after some time, it’s prone to move to another location so make sure that the last thing you do before leaving it alone is you check and see that the shock absorbers are still operational and in proper condition.
If they are not then they’ll just shake off without doing their job; which is dampening the electric shocks emitted by the inner workings of your washing machine.