Excessive force can result in centrifugal stresses that could cause the appliance to move or walk across the floor. Most automatic washers are equipped with an off-balance or out-of-balance switch that stops the washer from spinning and causes a buzzing sound at any point in the cycle when an off-balance condition occurs. On some of the appliances, the master timer knob switch was in series with a single-pole double solenoid.
The glass section of the washing machine becomes at least warm if not hot during a hot water wash. You can feel the glass area with your hand when the procedure is going on to see if it is warm. If the glass section remains cold to your touch it definitely indicates a faulty heating element. Another sign of a faulty heating element is the non stopping wash process. Some times the washer refuses to go to the next cycle and continues the wash cycle till you stop it. This happens when the water does not acquire the pre set temperature.