I tried the uneven load correction with no results. I then did the self leveling method according to manual with no results and after putting my own level on machine and found if to be perfectly level With the washer empty I put the machine on the spin cycle and again it vibrated real bad and began to walk with the rear left leg moving to the left. Opened panel at the front bottom of washer in an attempt to look for oil, rust and any loose or broken springs. Everything looked normal. This machine was purchased in May 2005 and only used for six months of the year for two adults. Called repair man and he had no answer and only to tell me it might be the transmission. He left with my check for a forty dollar service charge. Help!!!
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Re: Washer vibrates vigously on high spin cycle.
I don't know what kind of washer you have (make, front loader, top loader, etc) but it sounds like your basket is definately out of balance. I have replaced bearings on a front loader Frigidare, but I have heard of some of them having broken arms on the inner basket. Something like that would definately cause a condition like you describe. Bearings usually give plenty of warning due to noisy operation.
My washer has no "transmission" , just a motor and drive pulley and a belt.
What kind of washer is it? Also, I know you said the washer was level, but are all four feet solid on the ground? Sometimes a washer can be level, but still rock on its feet if one of the feet is short.
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Check that it is level and that all the water is draining out when the wash cycle is complete. Check that the wash drum and all associated parts are correctly in place and are secure. Check the drum for excessive play, replace defective parts.
Also look for loose objects from clothing that may be jammed out of site but causing centrifugal throwout vibration.
Typically this is due to either having an VERY uneven (weight) load, (like having a blanket shift all to one side) or the washer needs to be levelled physically (like balancing a car tire.. high speeds tend to show imperfect weight distribution).
Try checking the drum bearings and shocks.They might have been damaged
during the previous heavy vibrations. This is certainly not a problem
with the motor. Will try getting some internal diagrams to disassemble
in case you are handy and need them.Else call a local technician and
get them changed for good.Good luck with the machine.Please do post
comments and results.
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.
Welcome hendrik, You said, jumping around during spin cycle
How old is your GHW9150 washer?
Usually it is overload or load unbalanced due to uneven load.You must stop the machine and re-distribute the load and or weight!
Here are some Whirlpool reasons for you. But if nothing helps you may have a mechanical problem to be serviced!
Try these ideas first!
Is the load balanced? A single or bulky item may cause imbalance. Add more items or redistribute the load. Washer makes noise or vibrates Is the washer level? The washer must be level. The four feet should be properly installed, and the nuts should be tightened against the washer cabinet. As water is drained from the washer, you may hear air being pulled through the pump. This happens during the end of draining. It is normal. Are you washing items with metal snaps, buckles or zippers? You may hear metal items touching the washer drum. This is normal. Is washer installed on a sturdy and solid floor? Refer to the “Installation Instructions” for flooring requirements. Noise and vibration may be reduced by placing a piece of ¾" (19.1 mm) plywood underneath your washer. The plywood may extend underneath both washer and dryer to keep them at equal heights. Let me know If you have any questions and what happens!!! Huuum Please remember to leave a rating!