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Kenmore Washer Unbalanced Loads

Experiencing unbalanced loads in your Kenmore washer can lead to issues like excessive vibration, shaking, and potential damage to the machine. Here’s how to address unbalanced loads in your Kenmore washer:

  1. Load Distribution: Unevenly distributed laundry can lead to imbalance. Make sure to distribute clothes evenly in the drum. Mixing different sizes of items, such as large towels with small garments, can help distribute the weight more evenly.
  2. Overloading: Avoid overloading the washer. If you stuff too many clothes into a single load, it can lead to imbalance. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for load capacity in your specific Kenmore washer model.
  3. Single Large Items: If you’re washing a large item like a comforter or a heavy blanket, it can easily become unbalanced. Try adding a few smaller items to the load to balance the weight.
  4. Proper Sorting: Sort your laundry by fabric type and weight. Wash similar items together to reduce the risk of imbalance.
  5. Checking the Level: Ensure that the washer is level on the floor. An unlevel machine can lead to balance issues. Adjust the leveling feet on the bottom of the washer to make it stable.
  6. Use the Correct Cycle: Choose the appropriate wash cycle for the type of laundry you’re cleaning. Some cycles are designed for delicate fabrics, while others are better for heavier loads. Selecting the right cycle can help prevent imbalance.
  7. Regular Maintenance: Periodically inspect the drum for any foreign objects, like loose coins or small items that can get trapped and cause imbalance.
  8. Reducing Spin Speed: If your washer allows it, reduce the spin speed for certain loads. High spin speeds can sometimes exacerbate balance issues.
  9. Pause and Rearrange: If you notice the washer vibrating excessively during a cycle, pause the machine. Open the door and manually redistribute the load more evenly. Then, continue the cycle.
  10. Balancing Products: Some washers come with balancing products, such as anti-vibration pads or platforms. Consider using these accessories to reduce vibration and shaking.

By following these tips, you can help prevent unbalanced loads in your Kenmore washer and ensure a smoother, quieter, and more efficient washing experience. If you continue to experience balance issues or if you notice significant wear and tear on your washer, it may be a good idea to consult a professional technician to inspect and potentially repair your appliance.

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