Counter Balance Spring

Counter balance spring instructional free repair video

A broken counter balance spring could be the cause why your Whirlpool made direct drive washer is making banging noise when the washer is on the spin cycle and leaking water when is on the filling cycle.

This spring is used to keep the complete tub and spin drum align in the center of the washer.

With time it gets rusted and breaks causing the drum to finish the spin cycle slanted to the front right of the washer. Other times the hole in the washer frame gets rusted and breaks leaving the spring hanging.

It is very easy to tell when it is broken or the hole that engage to is broken.

Simply open the door on your Whirlpool made direct drive washer and take a look at the tub and spin drum assembly. If it is slanted to the front right, you need to check to see if it is broken.

This is very easy to repair. Pull the washer forward and lean it against the wall. Make sure it is secure and is not going to fall on your head OK.

Look on the washer frame, you will see if the counter balance spring is broken or if the hole that connect to is broken.

If the spring is broken, remove it and install a new one. If the hole in the washer frame is broken take a drill and a drill bit a little bigger that 1/8 and drill a hole next to the broken one and connect the new spring.

Put the washer on its place and see if the tub and spin drum assembly stays on the middle now

Calling a repair company to check and repair the washer could be very expensive. Let me show you about how much could be the cost of replacing this part in your washer.

You will have to pay a service call to come to your house and check the washer and that could be about $90.

If the problem is a broken spring the cost for a replacement could be less than $20.

Then you have to pay for the labor to replace it and that could from $60 to $90 an hour with a minimum of 1 hour.

Plus you have to wait in your house until the repairman could get there to do the repair.

The total cost could be about $200 for a repair that you could very easy do it yourself for less than $20 the price of the part.

With my free repair videos you could learn how to find out if the counter balance spring is the problem or not. I also show you how to remove them and how to install them in your Whirlpool made direct drive washer.

So, if you are ready to save money and get the washer fixed in no time, click on the video below and watch it a few times until you know how this repair is done.


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