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Water Heard in Washer, but not Seen - Balance Ring Information

Water Heard in Tub but NOT Seen in Tub on my Whirlpool Washer

Balance Ring Information:

Water heard in the washer but not seen when the tub is moved is from the balance ring in the washer. The balance ring is a fluid-filled ring at the top of the tub. 

As the load shifts during wash, the load may become more concentrated on one side of the basket. The fluid in the balance ring shifts to the opposite side of the load to help offset the load's weight and keep the basket's rotation stable.

If you move your washer, you may also hear the fluid inside the balance ring.

The balance ring keeps the load balanced and the basket running smoothly, which allows higher spin speeds.  

Top load washer balance ring