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Post# 190258   2/11/2007 at 16:24 (4,486 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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My sister bought a new Roper or Whirlpool (she said Roper) washer yesterday. Her old Whirlpool was leaking oil. She and the girlfriend fetched it from Best Buy (along with a new stove, microwave, dishwasher, and maybe a dryer, not sure what all they got). Everything was boxed until they got it home. She says the washer wants to prance all around the garage when spinning. They pulled the shipping strap, have it sitting solidly, even bubble-level, on concrete in their garage. She says the tub seems "real loose" but also says it's the same as her old machine (which was a direct-drive Whirly) ... and that it centers itself when she shoves it toward any direction ... so I assume all the springs are in place. I'd sure like to have a look at it, but can't get there now (2 hrs away).

Post# 190261 , Reply# 1   2/11/2007 at 16:31 (4,486 days old) by retromom ()        
Lawdy, Lawdy!!

My Norgetags from Montgomery Ward's did the same thing!! Never did figure out what was wrong. The washer used to "lock" me out of the laundry room. Thank heavens there was another door (leading out through the garage) that I could access.

Glenn: I'm glad Sis has the set in the garage. If you find out what causes this, I would love to know!! This one's been puzzling me for years! LOL

Post# 190274 , Reply# 2   2/11/2007 at 17:21 (4,486 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I talked to her again. They went to Lowe's to get a longer connector for the gas stove, checked a Roper on display, said the tub is much more solid ... so perhaps there is a spring come loose or missing. Except I wonder now if the Roper on display at Lowe's may have still had the shipping strap in place?? She's gonna get the stove done, then attack the washer, try to get the cabinet off for a look. I told her do a Google for info on replacing a Whirlpool drive coupler, which should bring up some pictures for getting into the cabinet.

(Dammnit, she was at mom & dad's yesterday when I replaced the KA pump, but was elbow-deep in a domino game with mom and granny and RJ, didn't want to come to the utility room for a look.)

Post# 190318 , Reply# 3   2/11/2007 at 20:24 (4,486 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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She figured out the problem. The shipping strap in fact hadn't been pulled.

Post# 190323 , Reply# 4   2/11/2007 at 20:31 (4,486 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Oh lawd!

Post# 190351 , Reply# 5   2/11/2007 at 21:31 (4,486 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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If a redneck had installed these appliances, would that make them goatRopers? lol

Post# 190414 , Reply# 6   2/12/2007 at 01:29 (4,486 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Hehehe..Our roper we had prior to the frigidare had that issue and we never could figure out why... Yes the strap had been removed

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