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Washer vibrates

Common reasons your washer vibrates

The most common reasons your washer vibrates are a damaged suspension rod, malfunctioning electronic control board or a dead fan.

  • 56%

    56% of the time it's the
    Suspension Rod

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the

  • 24%

    24% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common washer repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these washer parts may fix your problem.

    Suspension Rod Replacement

    A damaged, worn, or broken washer suspension rod loses its ability to support and stabilize the tub, causing excessive vibration or loud banging noises. This can also result in damage to other internal components. It's crucial to have a Sears Home Services technician inspect the washer and replace the rod if necessary.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    In a washer, the electronic control board serves as the brain, overseeing crucial components like the water valve, drive motor, drain pump, and cycles. A malfunctioning electronic control board can lead to various failures. If it fails, the washer may not power up or display cycle status. Additionally, it may fail to perform tasks like filling, agitating, spinning, or draining. In some cases, a shorted board may emit a burning smell.

    Fan Replacement

    To prevent smells, mold, and mildew in the washer, the fan ventilates the washer tub. A dead fan leads to odor buildup inside the washer tub. If the fan stops running, mold and mildew can develop inside the washer tub and around the door boot. If there is vibration from the washer, it could indicate an issue with a fan bearing or fan blade, which should be examined by a Sears Home Services professional.

    What to expect when you experience a washer vibrates issue

    How to fix the vibrates problem

    Addressing most vibrating problems typically requires replacing the suspension rod, electronic control board, or fan. A thorough diagnosis is key for fixing the issue however, as there are many potential causes. An accurate diagnosis is essential for understanding the cost of the repair.

    Tips from Sears Home Services if your washer vibrates

    If your washer vibrates, it could be due to various factors. To ensure an effective resolution without unnecessary part replacements, it's essential to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to pinpoint the root cause. With their skills and training, they can identify the issue accurately and provide the appropriate solution.

    What to watch for when diagnosing a washer that vibrates

    Without adequate knowledge and training, diagnosing a washer vibration issue can be tricky. Many appliances today have advanced electronic components that are challenging to test, and DIY repairs can be extremely difficult. Proper diagnostic techniques are crucial to address the problem and avoid unnecessary parts replacement.

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    Common washer symptoms to look out for

    • Washer burning smell
    • Washer display not working
    • Washer leaking from bottom
    • Washer leaking water
    • Washer no power
    • Washer no water
    • Washer noisy
    • Washer not agitating
    • Washer not draining
    • Washer not filling
    • Washer not spinning
    • Washer not starting
    • Washer not turning on
    • Washer not washing
    • Washer not working
    • Washer will not drain
    • Washer won't start cycle
    • Washer won't turn off

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