Our moffett washer goes out of balance when jeans or sweatshirts are in, on a small load of towels or other it does fine, we looked underneath but all seems ok, anything else we should look for
when it goes off balance it comes across the floor I have to stop it and try to repositon the clothes which sometimes takes several attempts
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Re: spins off balance
your washing machine is so heavy, when it's not level, it can vibrate
strongly during the spin cycle. If your washing machine is not
perfectly level--with all four legs touching the floor--it can bang and
rock back and forth, and even begin to "walk" across the room. This
isn't good for the machine and may damage anything near the machine.
washing machine has adjustable, front leveling legs with a lock nut.
You adjust the leg to the proper height, then tighten the lock nut up
against the body of the machine to keep the leg from rotating.
machines have adjustable leveling legs in the rear also, and you can
adjust them in the same way. Keep the machine as close to the floor as
possible--the lower it is, the less likely it is to vibrate.
machines, however, have "self-adjusting" rear legs. You set these legs
by tilting the entire machine forward onto its front legs (with the
rear legs 3 to 4 inches off the floor) and then setting the machine
back down. The legs should adjust automatically. If they don't, you may
need to tilt the machine forward and rap on the rear legs with the
handle of a hammer to loosen them--a procedure that's easier to
accomplish with a helper.
Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions,
please feel free to post them here.
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UE means the washer has experienced a severe out of balance condition during the spin cycle, do not overload the washer and if necessary reduce the wash load size, distribute the items in the washer more evenly, this is especially true with heavy items like towels and jeans,.
Without knowing the type of washing machine that you are using I can tell you generally that:
First make sure that the washer is level. There should be leveling legs on the machine that you can screw or unscrew to level it.
And that there are several causes of this problem.
1. Load is too large for the machine. Be sure not to stuff the washer full. The items should have room to move around.
2. Items being washed are not of similar weight so that they unbalance easily (Wash jeans with jeans/knits with knits/towels with towels)
3. Items are poorly loaded (in a top loader). Distribute the items well.
4. Front loading washers on platforms with drawers,etc. are very prone to this problem. We finally took our off the drawer/ platforms and the problem went away. After a couple of service calls that helped not at all.
5. Front loaders sometimes have this problem if they are installed on a "soft floor" such as Laminate flooring. You can help this by placing a thick rubber-backed rug or a piece of plywood underneath your machine.
These are the solutions that I have learned from my own experience. I hope that these ideas help you.
If large items in the machine create an imbalanced load the machine is designed to switch off...Towels are notorious for doing this because they hold so much water. Jeans don't soak up much water. Wash towels with towels alone and the problem should be reduced....Good luck....Nomess
Try running the washer with a small load. Still out of balance? Call a technician. A very large load or a load with one heavy item is hard to balance. For example, one pillow cannot be spun but two can. Lots of jeans may not spin well. Wash a towel with the jeans. Check the manufacturer's website for more help.
from the description you are giving, i would guess that: 1. the "coin-catcher" ahead of the pump is plugged. 2. the tub is overloaded. 3. the loads are heavy, bulky [ blankets, jeans, towels]. when a load is too big or it is all very absorbent materials, the machine tries to balance the load before it goes into a final spin, it will not spin on high if it cannot balance - remember, ten towels or pairs of jeans soaked with water is darned heavy - mix the loads i'm familiar with this machine because i have one, i repair washers and dryers as part of my job, in my opinion, the duet is the best and most reliable washer available
1 option is to wind the back feet out so the washer drum will sit more to the front so as it less likly to hit the OOB switch, other thing is that the OOB switch might have corrosion on the inside of it and in this case if it gets moisture inside it during a wash it is more likely to go OOB, so try replacing it this should fix issue, if not replace Motor Control Unit. :)
It is most likely out of balance, could be for many reasons.
1 could be too many heavy items such as jeans, towels, etc in one load.
2 could be the machine or floor is unlevel.
3 Could be a balance sensor needs replacing.