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Machine vibrates even when empty.I'ved tried driffent 'vibration damping pads' under the machins with no success.the machine is level, solid floor (new house, with machine sitting on tile floor , sitting directly atop steel beam supporting house). Is floor too solid?

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Stretched springs and shocks, replace both should sove problem

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Why does it vibrate excessively, even empty?


It's probably 'out of balance'

Many machines have adjustable feet to take up any uneveness on the floor. If one or more of the feet are out of adjustment it allows the machine to 'rock' .. causing the vibration.

You want your machine to be as level as possible. Try putting a bit of cardboard underneath one or more of the feet to identify which foot needs adjusting

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Stacking washer and dryer still vibrating and walking during spin cycle even though stacking kit is attached


Assuming that you've installed the stack kit according to instructions, you should check the following:
1. The dryer should be securely attached to the washer and not wiggle or move. The washer must always go on the bottom of the stack.
2. Washer should be level and have all four level legs making solid contact with the floor, no wobbling.
3. Make sure the drain hose is not pinched or restricted (or there is not debris in the drain pump) as a slow pump out will accentuate vibration problems.
4. Make certain you've removed all of the washer packing bolts before using the machine (see owners manual for description.)
5. The floor must be solid with no "springy" or "spongy" feel. No matter what you do to the laundry set it will vibrate on a less than solid floor. This occurs on upstairs installations or other wooden floors, especially in an older home. Sometime the floor can be braced to stiffen it. Also, vibration pads are sold that might help minimize the vibration. The walking is a symptom of vibration.

Experience shows that most problems of this sort result from incorrect installation and/or flooring issues, not the laundry. You should not attach it to the wall. It is possible the washer has a problem in which case a technician would need to check the unit. They can check the suspension and drive system for proper operation.

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Spin vibrations


Make sure the legs on all four corners are down tight and even level the machine with this 4 pads. If the machine is level it will vibrate less, and then not all machines are completely quiet when working, especially on spin cycle..

Jan 22, 2014 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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I have a Maytag front load washer which I can't seem to level. It is on uneven floor, we used the floor leveling legs, but where should we place the level on the top? On the side, which is raised: or in...


You can check the level on the top, across and fore and aft and both must be level. It is actually more important that the machine is standing firmly on all four its feet, you should not be able to rock the machine by hand, and this creates a problem with your if it is not solid. Any vibration on a sprung floor will be amplified and any unbalance in the machine will cause ot to bounce on the floor. Rather than try cushion the vibration, try spread it across the area of the machine by placing a piece of some hard plate under the machine that all four feet stand on and you can place a piece of thin hard carpet under the plate to protect the floor. It will need to be water resistant, so some plastic sheeting about 3/8" to 1/2" should work for that.

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LG front loaded washing machine vibrates during


If its on a pedistal then that will raise your center of gravity and cause the unit to be less sturdy during a spin. It could also be due to a weak floor. You may want to try a product called "shake away pads". The probably sell them at like home depot or lowes. They will run you about 40 bucks but they just go under the legs and help absorb some shock. Good luck _MJ_

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I have a LG WM2032HW Front Load washer that shakes like crazy! It is level, shipping bolts are removed and it does not matter if the washer is empty, just a small amount of clothes or full!


your problem may be in the shocks or because this machine is very powerfull and spins very fast that the floor is giving (has play) and needs to be supported up from underneath it if u put the machine on a cement floor lock the legs securly to the machine if it spins fine then your floor is the problem
if it still shakes then i would replace the shocks
(sol v ya prob)

Oct 17, 2009 | LG WD-1280FHD Front Load Washer

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Vibration during spin cycle - "walking" across floor


dear sir/mam
please check the floor level of your washer by using the spirit level,if there is difference please adjust the level by screwing the legs of the washer,then vibration will be stopped.

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Washer is "walking" during the spin cycle


I have the same Duet that vibrates heavily during spin cycle. Leveled the unit with no success (our unit is mounted on the high base). Long story short, I went to Lowes and purchased a package of 4"X5" self stick foam rubber pads called Grippers by Wasman Consumer Group and paid a low price of $3.50. Since the washer walked forward, I cut one of the two Pads in the package in half, removed the sticky side paper protector and centered a half, sticky side to washer pad, to each front washer pad. The problem was solved.

I made sure the round floor pads of the washer were tight and the unit was level before attaching the Grippers. Hope this helps.

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Out of balance drum WM2277HW?


More than likely it did not get reinstalled right after the move. All four of the leveling legs must be firmly touching the floor. If one is even the thickness of a piece of paper off the floor it will start to rock during spin and the problem just amplifies itself. Make sure it's perfectly level and that all the feet are firmly on the floor.

Jul 28, 2008 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool duet sport..vibrates during spin and "walks"..on pedistal.sitting on tile


I just bought this washer and had two problems with it. 1 the vibration at medium spins and 2. a squeeking spring (every time the drum rotates a little squeek, but when spinning the squeek sounds constant.

What I discover in solving both my problems with the same solution. I had to ensure all 4 feet well on the ground and that the top of the washer was perfectly level. At one time I was out only about 2 mm on one side, but the bubble was slightly to one side on the level but still in between the level's markers. I tested with a load, and both problems were still there. Turn feet 1/2 turn on the side needing adjusting. Ran another load and you guessed it, no squeak, no vibration, spinning was quiet, I had to go over to check to see if the machine was going through the cycles. I couldn't believe that a few millimeters could make such a difference.

Now I am pleased with the performance, not to mention how clean the clothes are and the savings on water and drying.

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