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Frigidaire Washer Vibrating or Shaking

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer vibrating or shaking are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer vibrating or shaking

Cause 1Shock Absorber

One or more of the shock absorbers might be broken or worn out. The shock absorbers dampen the vibration of the washer tub. If one or more of the shock absorbers are worn out, the washer will vibrate or shake. Sometimes, when a washer is moved to another location, the shock absorbers can separate. Check the shock absorbers to ensure that they are positioned correctly, and inspect them for damage and wear. If one or more of the shock absorbers are broken or worn out, we recommend replacing all of the shock absorbers as a preventative measure.

Parts
Shock Absorber for your FrigidaireWashing Machine
Shock Absorber - Part # 2220542 Mfg Part # 5304485917

Washing machine shock absorber kit. The shock absorbers dampen the vibration of the washer tub. If one or more of the shock absorbers are worn out, the washer will vibrate or shake.

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Cause 2Suspension Spring

One or more of the suspension springs might be broken. The suspension springs help to absorb the movement of the washer tub. If a suspension spring breaks, the tub might become unbalanced, causing it to shake and vibrate during operation. Inspect the suspension springs to determine if any of the springs are broken. If a suspension spring is broken, replace it.

Parts
Suspension Spring for your FrigidaireWashing Machine
Suspension Spring - Part # 936912 Mfg Part # 134144700

Spring assembly with insulators

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Cause 3Rear Drum with Bearing

The rear drum has a bearing or bearings in it to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing system is defective the washer can develop a bad vibration. On some machines bearings are sold separately from the rear drum, however we recommend replacing both the outer drum and bearing as an assembly if the manufacturer offers the components together because removing and pressing in the new bearing can be exceptionally difficult. Be aware that replacing the outer tub and bearing is also not easy and can be very costly.

Parts
Rear Drum with Bearing for your FrigidaireWashing Machine
Rear Drum with Bearing - Part # 407639 Mfg Part # 131525500

Rear outer tub assembly with bearing and shaft seal. This bearing is only available with the tub assembly—it is not available separately. The O-Ring between the front and rear outer tubs is sold separately.

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Cause 4Leveling Leg

Check to see if the washer is level, and adjust the leveling legs if necessary. Always lock the legs in place after adjustment to keep them from getting loose.

Parts
Leveling Leg for your FrigidaireWashing Machine
Leveling Leg - Part # 1192062 Mfg Part # 5303937190
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