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Hi all,

This week I have replaced the shock absorbers of my AEG Lavamat 74530. The old shock absorbers were completely worn out. When I held the old shock absorbers upside down, they already fell down.

The new shock absorbers are somewhat difficult to move by hand. Is it normal that the new shock absorbers can also be moved in and out by hand or are they so strong that it is not possible?
I am asking this because I am not sure whether the new shock absorbers are defective. When the machine is spinning with washing, the washing machine still makes a little noise.

I also discovered that a hole through which the spring is sitting is completely worn out, so that the spring was no longer stuck. The drum had a hole in front of it in which I placed the spring. I also moved the spring to the other hole on the other side.

Could it be that the 2 springs at the top no longer function correctly or is it because of the wooden floor / legs of the machine on which they are placed? The leg at the rear left is a leg with a spring. When I press on the top it goes down and when I no longer press, this side comes up again automatically.

Hope someone can make me wiser! Thanks in advance!

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Hello. The outer drum should depress when you put pressure on it and then return to normal. The suspension legs should be quite stiff and strong. They need to take the weight of the drum full of washing and water bouncing around and absorb the movement. If the part on the outer drum that the suspension damper fits into is broken though you are going to have problems. The only fix is a new outer drum. If you've managed to hook the spring onto a similar hole close by it might hold but it may allow the drum to twist. That could cause wear on the door seal or other parts and may affect how stable it is on spin.

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Thanks for your reply. The holes for the shock absorber are just fine, the problem is with the hole from the suspension springs.

As you can see at the second photo you can see where I mounted the spring in the other hole (you can also see the hole at the first photo). Do you think this makes any difference to the machine? Right and left side are now on the same hole.

I think the hole was worn out because of the bad shock absorbers. The drum was beause of this going to low what caused the plastic hole to worn out.

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Hi, yes I meant the springs. The springs need to hold the drum central inside the casing and I would expect if you moved one over to the other hole it would cause the drum to twist slightly, especially with a heavy load inside. Wondering if you swapped the spring on the other side over so that both springs are on the opposite hole would that even things up?

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Yes, I also swapped the other spring to the other hole so both springs are on the same hole.

Could the problem be caused by the floor? The washing machine is on a wooden floor and the floor is a little flexible. The rear left feet is a feet with a spring. When I press on the top it goes down and when I no longer press, this side comes up again automatically.

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Hello there. Uneven or springy floors usually cause the washing machine to move about a bit on spin. It wouldn't normally cause the washing machine to break down.

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