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Vibrating machine would like to know the location of the "5 " shipping bolts and spacers of this machine. this is on of the troubleshooting suggestions in the technical information booklet. we have continually balanced the machine and nothing seems to quiet this machine. the whole house shakes an cannot talk on phone in the same room.the lining between the metal on the front is working it's way out and making the machine rattle even more - metal on metal. please offer some suggestions on corrections that we can try

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Have you check your floor..if floor is weak the hold area around unit will vibrate,,,easy test,,,stand in front of unit and bounce your body up and down things moving,,,weak floor,,cheapest fix..get a piece of pluss carpet and make 1 piece over all for legs,,when unit settles in thick carpet that will stop bouncing and noise

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What does error code F7 E1 mean on a whirlpool VMW washing machine


This code indicates a motor speed sensing error, the motor can not achieve the correct speed for the cycle selection.
Have the shipping bolts been removed?
This error code indicates that the motor is having difficulty turning.
All four (4) shipping bolts and the plastic spacers must be removed from the rear of the washer before you operate it. Each unit is shipped from the factory with four bolts, which are designed to secure the washer during shipping. Failure to remove all of the shipping bolts, and the four plastic spacers that are with them, can result in noise, vibration or error codes. See your Installation Instructions for details on how to remove the shipping bolts.

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F7 on my hot point. Washing machine


This error code indicates that the motor is having difficulty turning.
Are the shipping bolts removed?
All four (4) shipping bolts and the plastic spacers must be removed from the rear of the washer before you operate it. Each unit is shipped from the factory with four bolts, which are designed to secure the washer during shipping. Failure to remove all of the shipping bolts, and the four plastic spacers that are with them, can result in noise, vibration or error codes. See the Installation Instructions for details; find them by entering your model number in the search tool below.
Were you washing a very large load?
The washer may be overloaded for the cycle you are running. Remove a few items from the load. See the Cycle Guide in the Use and Care guide for loading suggestions for each cycle.
To remove the error display, press Power once. Then press Power again to restart the washer.
If pressing Power does not work:
  1. Unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute.
  2. Plug in the washer or reconnect the power.
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Where are the shipping blocks located


Instructions
    • 1 Locate the four hole plugs at the back of the washer. Pry the plugs out of the holes with a slotted screwdriver.
    • 2 Wrap the drain hose around left side of the back of the washer. Place two P-clamps around the hose near the bottom and top left-side holes.
    • 3 Insert a spacer into each of the holes located at the back of the washer. At the bottom and top left-side holes, guide the spacer through the holes in the P-clamps.
    • 4 Insert the bolts through the holes in the middle of the spacers. Use a socket wrench to tighten the bolts.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_12007506_install-shipping-pins-frigidaire-affinity.html#ixzz2yOxdRTxN

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My machine has been coming up with F.06 on it and i cant find the manual to find what this means


This error code indicates that the motor is having difficulty turning.

Are the shipping bolts removed?
All four (4) shipping bolts and the plastic spacers must be removed from the rear of the washer before you operate it. Each unit is shipped from the factory with four bolts, which are designed to secure the washer during shipping. Failure to remove all of the shipping bolts, and the four plastic spacers that are with them, can result in noise, vibration or error codes.
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When they are removed, to remove the error display, press Pause/Off or Pause/Cancel twice.
If Pause/Off or Pause/Cancel does not work:
  1. Unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute.
  2. Plug in the washer or reconnect the power.
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NOTE: If the error remains on the display, and the condition above has been checked, call for service.

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I just bought the affinity front load washer and did my first load of laundry. During the cycle, it vibrated so hard and literately moved one foot from the original location. What is causing the washer to...


Hello,

Sounds like the shipping bolts are still in place. There are four bolts on the rear of the unit. Remove them and it will fix the issue.

Apr 22, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Was installed on a solid, level floor, adjustable legs flat at their lowest level and cannot wash a load of clothes due to the shaking vibration and banging around of the unit.


GE thats rare///Is the unit solid frount to back corner to corner can;t be any movement there at all///more inportant to be solid then level grab corner of machine and see if there is any movement from rear corner left to front corner right and then the other side also are the shipping bolts and spacers 4 removed from the rear of unit..hope this helped.....good luck if I helped you please vote

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I recently moved and the movers removed two bolts from the back of the machine...should I replace those bolts


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.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(if you have an top loading washer, shipping bolts are less common. If you provide the model of the washer, I'll see if it is one for which I know the shipping instructions.)

Dec 12, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Trouble installing inglis front load washing machine


No problem when the spacer fell to the bottom. You can tilt the machine to get it out from underneath but normally there should be no problem

Jun 03, 2008 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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How to fix excessive vibration during spine cycle?


if your machine is new, and you self installed it, you forgot to remove the shipping bolt, for front load-check the back there are four long screw sometime three depending on the brand , for top load tilt ur unit take a look on the bottom- in the middle again depending on the brand they use a single bolt to hold the tub during transporting- remove it, slide out the spacer it will be ok. now if your unit is some years back already you have your problem with its transmission or gearcase for top loader-quite difficult to fix it sir, or suspension mechanism and bearing on front loader sir- u have to replace it or call a qualified service tech - happy washing soon sir

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Shaking


We have finally resolved our problem thanks to annetipu's note about someone mentioning a rod or pin that had to be removed. On the Frigidaire website, you will find the following:

14. Vibrating sounds. Tumble action washers: Shipping bolts or braces are still in the washer.

Remove 3 shipping bolts, 3 yellow spacers and 3 metal "P" clamps from the back of the washer. Remove the access panel from the front of the unit and remove 2 yellow shipping braces and large Styrofoam shipping block. Replace the access panel.

This solved our problem. Washer is wonderful now!

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