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The tub is very wobbly and the machine was loud and moved across the floor when the spin cycle was on

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Hi,
When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front loadwashers can make..

Washer Problems Washer noise when spinning
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Posted on Apr 20, 2011

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