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How to stop drum wobbling

How do i get the drum to stop wobbling? I'm worried it will tear the rubber seal on the front. I replaced the 2 shocks and now it doesn't bounce or stop spinning during cycles.

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The drum needs a certain amount of play, but there is a bearing at the back that can fail. One thing to check is that your machine is level front to back and also left to right. In addition, make sure that all four feet are in equal contact with the floor.

Posted on Jan 02, 2016

Testimonial: "I used a level to verify that even while the machine is operating that all 4 feet are firmly planted on the ground and level. How do i check the bearing?"

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    Andrew Taylor Jan 02, 2016

    Take the top off, take the tension off the drive belt, disconnect the shock absorbers and then see if there is lateral movement at the rear of the drum. It should spin. I have seen a GE dryer with a full one inch of movement due to a failed nylon on steel bearing.

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Jan 02, 2016

    Just for fun, try running a cycle with nothing in it.



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