• 1-800-269-2609
  • En Español
  • Available 7 days a week

LG Washer Vibrating or Shaking

WM2301HR

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 LGWashing Machine
Shock Absorber - Part # 1394936 Mfg Part # 383EER3001S

Shock absorber with two mounting pins

Add to Cart
Cause 2Shipping Bolt

All front loading washers are delivered with shipping bolts to stabilize the drum system during transportation. These shipping bolts must be removed when the washer is installed. If the shipping bolts are not removed, the washing machine will shake, bounce, and vibrate significantly during operation. Remove the shipping bolts and save them in case you need to move your washer to a new location.

Parts
Shipping Bolt for your LGWashing Machine
Shipping Bolt - Part # 3287752 Mfg Part # FAA31690703

Washing machine shipping bolt assembly, long. Shipping bolts are installed to secure the washer tub during transportation.

Add to Cart
Install Help
Cause 3Shipping Bolt

All front loading washers are delivered with shipping bolts to stabilize the drum system during transportation. These shipping bolts must be removed when the washer is installed. If the shipping bolts are not removed, the washing machine will shake, bounce, and vibrate significantly during operation. Remove the shipping bolts and save them in case you need to move your washer to a new location.

Parts
Shipping Bolt for your LGWashing Machine
Shipping Bolt - Part # 3287753 Mfg Part # FAA31690704

Washing machine short shipping bolt assembly.

Add to Cart
Install Help
Cause 4Rear 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 LGWashing Machine
Rear Drum with Bearing - Part # 1516999 Mfg Part # 3045ER0048J

Outer washing machine tub assembly. Includes the tub, bearing, and seal.

Add to Cart
Cause 5Leveling 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 LGWashing Machine
Add to Cart