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    Whirlpool Washer drum is out of balance.

    In the spin mode my Whirlpool washer drum moves around more then normal making a banging sound. It looks like whatever was holding the drum centered in the washer broke loose. What do I do to fix this?

    Thanks, Larry

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    take the top off the washer and look for a broken spring that supports the outer drum. the inner drum is what spins.

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    Thanks for the reply

    How is the best way to take the top off?

    Larry

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    Exclamation Before you go on a wild goose chase...

    Whirlpool Washer
    I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its exact model number. If you post it we can look up to see what appliance design you're dealing with.

    Forum Instructions LINK > Please include Make and Model # in post

    take the top off the washer
    On the most common Whirlpool washer design the top does NOT come off, the whole cabinet is removed for service. But if the OP posts the machine's model number we can look it up to see for sure instead of guessing.

    BTW. Has the machine been moved or relocated immediately prior to this occurrence?

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    Whirlpool Washer drum is out of balance

    The waher is a whirlpool Model number LA7000XTW0

    The machine has not been moved or relocated immediately prior to this occurrence.

    Thanks for the help,
    Larry
    Last edited by Dan O.; 11-17-2008 at 04:13 PM. Reason: Consolidated messages

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    Whirlpool Manual

    I do have a manual for it. This is the link:
    http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/asse...%203351478.pdf

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    Arrow Whirlpool washer out of balance on spin

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    On that model out of balance can occur if the suspension spring(s) (item #3 in the 'Machine Base Parts' illustration of the parts manual you linked to) were broken, weakened with age or just fallen off. Another common cause is worn/broken suspension pads (#'s 16 and 18 in that same illustration).

    LINK > Suspension Spring
    LINK > Suspension Pad, Plate
    LINK > Suspension Pad, Base

    If the washer had been moved or even laid down for some reason, the triangular suspension plate (item #17) could just have just moved out of place.

    Whirlpool washer model number LA7000XTW0
    On that model the whole cabinet (less back panel) is removed for service of internal components. While not for your specific job, you can read about removing the cabinet on that design of washer at this link:

    LINK > Direct Drive Washer Motor Coupler Replacement

    JMO

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    Thanks for all the help

    Thanks for all the help. I'll get at it tomorrow.

    Larry

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