How To Fix A Kenmore Washer That Shakes And Moves

How To Fix A Kenmore Washer That Shakes And Moves

Shock Absorber

Shock absorbers are utilized in front-load Kenmore washing machines to limit tub movements in the spin cycle. To gain access to the shock absorbers, also known as struts, you’ll need to take off either the front or rear panels. Washers can move or shake when they’re not weighed properly. Shock absorbers that are damaged or damaged will cause the machine to make loud banging sounds during spin cycles. It is vital to correct the problem as soon as you can. How to test the shock absorbers on the Kenmore washing machine.


  1. Before you start washing your clothes, disconnect it.
  2. Find the shock absorbers. According to the model, it is necessary to remove either the front or rear panel.
  3. Examine the shock absorbers for damage, attachments, weak dampening mechanisms or leaks.
  4. You will need to replace the shock absorbers in the event that you notice one of these symptoms. Both shocks need to be replaced in the same manner.


Suspension Spring and Tub Spring

The suspension springs of your Kenmore washing machine are used to support or suspend the tub’s base. They absorb vibrations from the spin cycle of your Kenmore washing machine and also absorb them. Sometimes, these springs become bent, damaged or detached and cause excessive noise and vibration during the spin cycle. How to inspect the springs in the washer’s suspension Before you begin, switch off the power source.

  1. Take off the front or top panels of the washer, allowing access to the springs that support it.
  2. Inspect the springs for stretching or damage and ensure that they are secured at both ends.
  3. Replace the springs that are in tension. Always wear safety gear.
  4. Replacement suspension springs are required if you notice any damage, stretching, wear. We suggest replacing all suspension springs with defects immediately. They wear around the same speed.


Snubber Ring and Damper Pad & Tube Pads

A Snubber ring is a piece of equipment that reduces the vibrations of Kenmore washing machines when spinning. It’s typically located on the bottom of the machine, and serves as an insulator between the tub support and base. The majority of tub wear pads and snubber rings are made of hard plastic. However, some damper pads can be constructed from lubricated felt. Each style will eventually wear out and allow the tub to move too much. They could also wear down to the point that the tub support contacts the bottom of the washer. The washer could shake out of control in these situations. How to check a damper pad in your washer:

  1. Remove the front panel of your machine by disconnecting it.
  2. Find and examine the snubber. You will need to remove the tub springs to look at the snubber.
  3. You will find white dust on or near the plastic-style snubber. Check for dry or dislodged pad materials when using the felt type.
  4. You require a Nubber Ring replacement in the event that you suffer from any of the above symptoms.


Tub Dampening Strap

Top Load washers with tub dampening bands are employed to cushion tub movement during spin cycles. The tub’s top and each corner of the cabinet is secured with four straps. The straps made of rubber can wear out with normal usage. The tub might come into contact with the cabinet during the spin process in the event that the straps get stretched or damaged. The washer will shake and move loudly, making the sound of a bang. The excessive use and the heavy load will cause strain to the straps and cause premature failure. How do I check the tub dampening buckle of a Kenmore washing machine. 

  1. The first step is to unplug the washer. After that, remove the washer from the outlet and locate the dampening straps for tubs.
  2. Each strap will connect to the wash tub, as well as one side of the cabinet. Take a look at the tub dampening straps carefully to look for signs of wear, damage or fraying.
  3. If you have any of these symptoms, you will need four tub dampening straps to replace them. It is suggested that all four of your straps be replaced at once, as they wear in a similar manner.


Support Legs for the washer

Leveling Legs for the washer assist in supporting it. They are also adjustable to ensure that the washer is adjusted to be level. Certain models come with four threaded legs, whereas others include two threaded and two self-leveling back legs. It is important to ensure that your washer is level and securely sitting on its four legs , if it vibrates or shakes throughout the spin cycle. What are the steps to inspect the legs for leveling on washers?

  1. While this repair isn’t a requirement for taking apart your appliance, we would recommend you disconnect it prior.
  2. To reach the feet, rotate your washer so that it faces either direction.
  3. First, make sure all the leveling feet are equal. Run a test cycle if you find that some or all of the levels feet is not level. If the issue continues, look for damage or wear to the feet and ensure that the feet are threaded.
  4. Replacement leveling legs are needed if you suffer from any of these issues.