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Lg wm2233hw front load washer is vibrating

We have leveled it checked pedstals and it also has no shipping bolts what else can we do to correct vibration?

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SOURCE: I have a LG WM2032HW Front Load washer that shakes

Front loaders are prone to vibration problems. Don't want to go into the technical details of why, but it's important that they're placed on very solid surface (preferably concrete or tile), and checked that their feet have been adjusted so that the machine is level. Unfortunately, most people don't have a concrete pad for their washer. One simple option to consider is to provide dampening of the vibrations. This can be done very simply as shown here. The main thing to keep in mind with this solution is that it is merely trying to dampen the vibrations. Don't be too forceful in your own solution (think lightly touching the top of a vibrating tuning fork with your finger to stop the tone).

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Vibration

Vibration problem fixed!!  If your washer vibrates excessively, check to be absolutely sure that whoever insalled it removed the drum locking bolts (4 big bolts on back of machine).  My store installer didn't ,and the machine danced across the room.  Second appliance repair fella (he was here for something else) removed the bolts, and voila - problem solved.  Problem is he says in the three times I used it before the bolts were removed, I may have done irreparable damage (imagine the resistance with the washer trying to spin while bolts have locked it down to prevent this action).  So I'll go back for a replacement, but in the meantime, it works and vibration is entirely reasonable, and my machine is on a crappy wood floor (not concrete).

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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SOURCE: Walking during the spin cycle

Is your floor level, first thing. Okay, the rear 2 legs are not adjustable so leave it. The front 2 legs should be screwed up (ie the machine should be at the lowest level in front) and there are check nuts to tighten inside the body of the machine. Check the machine it it rocks by using your hand against it. Adjust accordingly, this is if your floor is not too good. You shd not hv any problem. If the rocking persists check inside machine, behind after getting he plug off wall, maybe shockabsorbers hv come off, springs?.....

and rate me please if helped.............

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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SOURCE: New LG WM2688H*M Steam Washer

Your load is unbalanced, at least that is what is sounds like. Have you taken out all the shipping bolts?

These washers and dryers hold very little clothing, 3-4 pair of jeans or less if the person is really large and maybe three regular sized thick bath towels since they weight so much when wet. You must make sure you are not overloading your machines when in use.

Good luck and if you keep having problems I would take a look at the manual and call customer service to report this issue to them. Make sure you get a repair number for your records.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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SOURCE: LG WM2233HW washer plumbing rattle.

Hello Justin,
What you are hearing is what they refer to as "Water Hammer'.. and aside from the noise.. it probably won't do much damage however home improvement stores such as Home Deot and Lowes sell add on devices that are installed onto your supply lines to absorb the shock when water is cycled on and off... You'll need to tell them exactly what size pipe you have and ( depending on how familiar you are with plumbing) you may want to hire a plumber to install.. They may have a water hammer add on that fits onto the screw on water lines.. Hope this helps..

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Terrible vibration on washer

Remove the shipping bolts from the back of the washer. Please see the instruction manual for more information, but there is severe vibration if you don't remove them. It seems a lot of people overlook this step.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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If the washer is vibrating, it's not sitting solidly on the floor. Move it until it sits solidly. If needed, adjust the leveling legs. It might also vibrate if the shipping blocks and bolts weren't removed when the washer was installed, or the wash load isn't distributed evenly.
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No do not replace the shipping bolts. I assume you have a front loading washer. The tub is secured by bolts during transport. Then they have to be removed so that the washer will operate properly without damaging the machine.

Many machine manuals are available online. For example, LG washers manuals are available at their site and under more information for models sold by Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/Appliances-Laundry-Clothing-Care-Washers-Front-Load-Washers/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5Zbv6h/h_d2/Navigation?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&omni=c_Front%20Load%20Washers). The LG front loading washers use 4 bolts with retainers. If they are not removed, the machine will have severe vibration and noise. The vibration can damage the unit.

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I think you have a weak floor. Place a clear glass of water on the floor about 2 feet from the machine and watch it iwhae it vibrates. Also, you didn't say whether you re-installed the shipping bolts when you moved it. If not, you could have a bent drum(spider) shaft.

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Not sure what pedestal you refer to ,but vibration and movement is often caused by machine not being level / not stable initially . With machine off ,hold the top firmly and see if you can rock it in any direction , if you can , put some packing under the base to stop this , then operate machine , it should be better.

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Is your floor level, first thing. Okay, the rear 2 legs are not adjustable so leave it. The front 2 legs should be screwed up (ie the machine should be at the lowest level in front) and there are check nuts to tighten inside the body of the machine. Check the machine it it rocks by using your hand against it. Adjust accordingly, this is if your floor is not too good. You shd not hv any problem. If the rocking persists check inside machine, behind after getting he plug off wall, maybe shockabsorbers hv come off, springs?.....

and rate me please if helped.............

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most of the time with this problem they have not removed the shipping bolts get your owners manuel refer to the installation instructions under remove shipping bolts before operating look and see if they removed them i think they are marked in yellow if not call them and tell them to come do their job and pull the bolts that is a good washer and make sure they level it let me know please

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