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My washing machine vibrates.....what could cause be

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Check the vibration dampers for wear and breakage. Especially the mounts.


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My Haier washing Machine vibrates and makes a very loud vibration noise.


Have you noticed any grease or oil stains on clothes coming out of the washing machine?

In my personal experience, heavy vibration and loud noise during spin cycles has been caused by the bearing being broken and further damage caused by running on a broken bearing. If that is the case it is a costly repair, I had to get a new washing machine.

Washing machines are simple to take a part to a small extent, just remember in what order you took things off if you decide to investigate further your self.

Dec 15, 2014 | Haier Washing Machines

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Vibrates when it spins


Here are a few quick facts on washing machine vibration.
  1. All washing machines and dryer vibrate. Dryers usually have less vibration than washers because the load is only wet clothes (as opposed to a drum of water and clothes). Front loading washing machines cause high frequency vertical oscillation while top loading washers usually have horizontal oscillation.
  2. Almost all front loading washing machines are not recommended for use on standard joist-construction floors (most common floor type, compared to a concrete slab sub-floor). Manufactures like GE, LG, Maytag, Samsung, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Bosch and more, all recommend installing a pad like Silent Feet under the washing machine to absorb the vibration.
  3. The only alternative to using Silent Feet pads to prevent structural damage is costly upgrading of the sub-floor. This usually involves adding a second layer of plywood sub-floor and adding sister boards to the rafters that support the floor. But even this won't reduce the amount of vibration noise that you hear. Sub-floor upgrades can cost thousands of dollars.
  4. Vibration can also cause appliance "walking" (unwanted movement) usually during the spin cycle. Simply installing a pad designed to prevent walking can solve this problem and mean that you'll never have to reposition your washer after every load again. Both Original Silent Feet and Anti-Walk Silent Feet prevent walking, however for washers that move a lot or stacked units it is recommended that you install Anti-Walk Silent Feet for the best results.
You were not specific in either type or model. I hope the above information helps. Also, the size of the loads plays a great part in how a machine functions. have a nice day
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Dec 16, 2013 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Excessive vibration during spinning


I think it should be normal.One of our washing machines does it too.No problem so far.

Aug 05, 2012 | Malber WD1000 Front Load Washer/Dryer

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My kenmore washing machine vibrates a lot


Might be a spring has come loose:
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This video shows how to get into the machine and the location of those springs.

If your skate plate is out of alignment with the base it can vibrate alot also or your damper pads are worn can cause the vibrations
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Manuals and more repair photos are HERE

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Feb 01, 2011 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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We just had a new top-load Maytag Washer delivered. When the man finished installing it, he started a wash cycle and left. When it got to the spin cycle there was a lot of vibration. It doesn't...


NO. Have you checked if he installed an anti vibration pads. This is because the high frequency vibrations caused by the spin cycle can cause annoying noise and very serious long term structural damage to you home.

Jan 12, 2011 | Maytag Bravos MTW6600T Top Load Washer

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The inner washing machine tub seems to vibrate in spin cycle only.


you could have a bad balance ring or if the machine is on a floor that is not very sturdy it could cause the machine to vibrate or "walk". if the tub is loose it may need to be tightened which usually isnt the case. most vibration i notice is from the floor or the machine not being level.

Sep 17, 2009 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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Vibration of the wash mashine


How old is the machine? Have transit bolts been removed? Older machine is possible bearing failure or spider breakage( a 1 in 10 wash with a temperature of 95 degrees celcius will extend life of a front loader!- an empty wash or towels or sheets at this temperature). A grinding noise can simply be a worn drive belt, rotating drum by hand and finding grinding and lateral movement equals bearing/spider failure. Also a simple case of Underlaoding the machine will cause unbalanced load and vibration.

May 22, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Fridgidaire FTF2140ES0 Front Load Washing Machine Vibration


Try going to GVIINC.net - there product definately works.

Nov 16, 2008 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

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Washing machine stops in middle of spin cycle, have to pull control knob out over and over to complete cycle.


If the machine restarts immediately, vibration may be disabling the door closed switch. This switch is designed to stop the machine when the door opens, and if it becomes misaligned any large vibrations may cause it to sense that the door is open. This will not happen usually under the relatively mild vibrations from the wash cycle. Try running it while holding the door down. It can be adjusted but the top usually must be removed to do so.

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Washing machine


check to make sure the machine is properly balanced. an off balance machine will vibrate causing that sound.

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