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GE 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 1Suspension Rod

One or more of the suspension rods might be broken. The suspension rods help to dampen the movement of the washer tub. If one or more of the suspension rods are broken, the washer will vibrate or shake. To determine if the suspension rods are at fault, check the rods to determine if any of them are broken. If a suspension rod is broken, replace it.

Parts
Suspension Rod for your GEWashing Machine
Suspension Rod - Part # 278861 Mfg Part # WH16X517

Rod & spring assembly, rear

Cause 2Suspension Rod

One or more of the suspension rods might be broken. The suspension rods help to dampen the movement of the washer tub. If one or more of the suspension rods are broken, the washer will vibrate or shake. To determine if the suspension rods are at fault, check the rods to determine if any of them are broken. If a suspension rod is broken, replace it.

Parts
Suspension Rod for your GEWashing Machine
Suspension Rod - Part # 278863 Mfg Part # WH16X519

Rod and spring assembly, front

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 GEWashing Machine
Shipping Bolt - Part # 280980 Mfg Part # WH46X344
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Cause 4Balance Ring

The balance ring may have lost its fluid. The balance ring sits on top of the outer tub and helps to counter the force of the spin cycle. The balance ring is filled with fluid. This fluid helps to dampen the vibration of the washer. If this fluid leaks out of the balance ring, the washer tub will vibrate and shake during operation. Check the balance to determine if is still filled with fluid. If the balance ring is emptied of fluid, replace it.

Parts
Balance Ring for your GEWashing Machine
Balance Ring - Part # 280792 Mfg Part # WH45X152

Balance ring, inner tub, with fluid inside

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Cause 5Shock Dampening Device

The shock dampening device helps to absorb the movement of the washer tub as it spins. If the shock dampening device is broken, the tub might become unbalanced, causing it to shake and vibrate during the spin cycle. Inspect the shock dampening device to determine if is broken. If the shock dampening device is broken, replace it.

Parts
Shock Dampening Device for your GEWashing Machine
Shock Dampening Device - Part # 2289 Mfg Part # WH1X2727

Washer tub dampening strap. If the washing machine tub is off-balance, then one or more of these straps may have broken.

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Cause 6Leveling 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 GEWashing Machine
Leveling Leg - Part # 279126 Mfg Part # WH2X1187
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