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2017 Speed Queen tub moves to front right
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Post# 1035562   6/17/2019 at 17:05 by thefisch (Florida)        

We've been using our 2017 SQ model 82 for 1.5 years now without issues. Last week my wife noticed a scraping sound which did not reoccur after she stopped the washer and shifted the clothes around (probably a zipper). At any rate, I monitored the next load to be sure the sound didn't return. But during the next cycle, I noted that the tub moves to the front right during the wash cycle and straighten/recenter during the spin cycle. The cabinet doesn't move at all - it is like the tub is leaning during agitation in one direction to the limit of the suspension. Perhaps this is normal behavior but sadly I didn't take photos during a cycle when it was new. I attached photos for 1-fill, 2-wash, 3-spin, and 4-done. As you can see in the 2-wash photo the tub moves significantly to the front right. Is this something to be concerned about?

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Post# 1035569 , Reply# 1   6/17/2019 at 17:30 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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normal....they all do it to some degree....

its the torque of the motor that causes it to lean...

some of us padded the inside to keep it centered....

Post# 1035570 , Reply# 2   6/17/2019 at 18:01 by thefisch (Florida)        

Thanks for the feedback and the explanation of the cause.

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