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Washer is "walking" during the spin cycle

When my washer reaches the spin cycle is starts to walk and then is no longer level causing an awful noise. I do know that my floor is sloped and that is causing the problem. Is there someway I can level the machine and stop the walking without having to cement the legs to the floor?

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  • julie_ducey Jan 11, 2009

    I will try the try the mesh for rug tricks. The machine is about 3 years old. When I have re-leveled the machine the problem goes away for a while and then it starts to walk again. So I think the mesh for under the rug will be a good first try. Thanks for your help.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    My washer moved all over the room, was so noisey. I have ceramic tile floor. I took an old mesh rubber mat we used for non-slip in the shower, cut 2'"pieces, put them under each leveling pad, re-leveled my machine. Problem solved!! the machine is so quiet!!



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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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I had the same problem with my LG...mostly vibration problem on spin. I purchased anti-vibration pads from frontloadtoad dot com. They are big hockey puck looking pads...they did the job for the vibration. I still have a little walking when load is unbalanced...I will try the suggestions above for that.

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How old is your washer? Is it bran new? Read your owners manual it will tell you how to properly level your washer and what type of floor you need. Raised surfaces will cause more of a vibration and with front loaders this is common because they spin 10 times faster than your regular top loader. but if it is banging itself inside and you hear the drum hitting the side of the cabinet you may be having a diffrent issue. Is the washer basket tilted to one side real low? Is the washer on a pedistal. If it is on a pedistal and on a raised surface YES this will cause way more vibration than if it was on a solid slab floor. What I do to eliminate walking is I cut 2 squares of mesh You know the stuff you put under rugs so that you do not slip. Well I cut 2 squares of it it is rubber and i put them under the front 2 feet so it give a little more grab so the washer does not walk. Or you can get some dampening pads that are made for front load washers. I would have to research that part number if you want me to. Let me know

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  • erica graber Jan 11, 2009

    Put a rug under the front 2 feet

  • erica graber Jan 11, 2009

    Also, make sure that the locking nuts are tight. look at the feet you will see a bolt make sure it's tight after leveling

  • erica graber Jan 12, 2009

    Just wondering is this a MAYTAG of WHIRLPOOL? If it's a maytag there is a new design computer with a motion sensor. Instead of the washer continueing to spin in an off balance situation the new computer will slow the rpms down and reajust the load. And then spin again when load has been adjusted


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