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Kenmore front load washer vibration

I replaced both shocks and leveled the machine and used the locknuts on the level adjusters and the machine still has a vibration problem

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Where is the balance sensor located on my Kenmore Elite Oasis washer


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Top loading washing machines can emit loud noises and vibrations if they are not properly balanced. Imbalanced machines are the result of large loads of clothing that rock the machine causing one or more of the feet to rise off of the floor. Front loading washing machines do not have this problem because there is no side-to-side motion. Kenmore top loading washing machines have self-leveling feet on the rear of the machine and adjustable feet on the front of the machine.

1 plug the washing machine's power cord from the electrical socket. Pull the washer away from the wall, or out of the laundry closet, so that it is easily accessible.

2 rasp the top back of the washer on both sides and tilt it forward until the back feet are off of the ground by 4 inches. Lower the washer gently back to the ground. This maneuver, adjusts the self-leveling rear washer feet so that they are fully extended. You may need the assistance of another person to do this.

3 lace a level on top of the washer near the front edge. Look for the air bubble in the level to determine which side of the washer is out of balance. The side that the bubble leans toward is the side the needs to be raised.

4 Move the level so that it is positioned along the side edge of the washer and check to see if it is level from front to back. If it is level, move it to the other side of the washer and see if it is level.

5 Lift up on the front of the washer and insert a wooden block or brick under the front bottom edge.

6 Crouch down on the floor near the front foot that needs to be raised. Use your fingers to twist the threaded foot clockwise to retract the foot and counterclockwise to extend the foot further. If necessary, adjust the other front foot as well using the same method.

7 Lift up on the top of the washer and slide the block out from under it. Place the level on top of the washer to check that it is level. If the washer is not level, replace the block and continue adjusting the feet until the air bubble is centered in the level.

8 Crouch down on the floor near the front of the washer and use a 14 mm wrench to twist the metal nut on each front foot counterclockwise. Twist each nut until each is tight against the washer and will no longer move.

9 Plug the washer's electrical cord back into the wall.

And the problem will be solve.
Thanks.

Nov 13, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Where is the balance sensor located on a Kenmore Elite Oasis washer


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Below are instruction on how to solve the problem of the washer.

Top loading washing machines can emit loud noises and vibrations if they are not properly balanced. Imbalanced machines are the result of large loads of clothing that rock the machine causing one or more of the feet to rise off of the floor. Front loading washing machines do not have this problem because there is no side-to-side motion. Kenmore top loading washing machines have self-leveling feet on the rear of the machine and adjustable feet on the front of the machine.
1 plug the washing machine's power cord from the electrical socket. Pull the washer away from the wall, or out of the laundry closet, so that it is easily accessible.
2 rasp the top back of the washer on both sides and tilt it forward until the back feet are off of the ground by 4 inches. Lower the washer gently back to the ground. This maneuver, adjusts the self-leveling rear washer feet so that they are fully extended. You may need the assistance of another person to do this.
3 lace a level on top of the washer near the front edge. Look for the air bubble in the level to determine which side of the washer is out of balance. The side that the bubble leans toward is the side the needs to be raised.
4 Move the level so that it is positioned along the side edge of the washer and check to see if it is level from front to back. If it is level, move it to the other side of the washer and see if it is level.
5 Lift up on the front of the washer and insert a wooden block or brick under the front bottom edge.
6 Crouch down on the floor near the front foot that needs to be raised. Use your fingers to twist the threaded foot clockwise to retract the foot and counterclockwise to extend the foot further. If necessary, adjust the other front foot as well using the same method.
7 Lift up on the top of the washer and slide the block out from under it. Place the level on top of the washer to check that it is level. If the washer is not level, replace the block and continue adjusting the feet until the air bubble is centered in the level.
8 Crouch down on the floor near the front of the washer and use a 14 mm wrench to twist the metal nut on each front foot counterclockwise. Twist each nut until each is tight against the washer and will no longer move.
9 lug the washer's electrical cord back into the wall.
And the problem will be solve.
Thanks.

Nov 13, 2011 | Washing Machines

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When machine has drained and is about to spins the drum makes a banging movement from side to side then its smooth after that. but at times I feel like throwing out the window PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!


Check your machine for level. Using a carpenters level check from front to back and side to side. If not level adjust with the adjusters under the corners of the machine. If it is level you will need to check the shock absorbers.http://www.fixya.com/support/r3663122-washer_problems_washer_noise_when Try this link. But be aware that the problem can be caused by an unbalanced large load.and you can stop the washer and redistribute the load and see what happens.

Jul 11, 2011 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer

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Can the washer be adjusted for excessive vibration?


All washers have to be level if you have excessive vibration then adjust from the bottom. i usually take a level and check from the top. If that dosent work let me know. You might have a different problem Hope it helps

Jan 17, 2011 | Kenmore Front Load Washer

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Excessive shaking and vibration when wash cycle is running


Hello, Well if the machine is vibrating it is most likely because the feet on the bottom of the washer are not locked and are screwing themselves back up into the machine. If you have someone help you can slightly tip the washer up and adjust these feet by simply turning them to adjust them down or up. This can take a few adjustments to get the machine level. take a carpenters level and set it on the washer first from the front to back on one side of the washer and adjust the feet so it is level front to back. Then take the level and set it over the control panel to level it side to side(it will take a few times to get them all even and level). when the machine is level you will have to lock the feet by turning the nut that is on the leg up to the bottom of the washer and tighten them down to lock the legs so that they do not work themselves loose again. That should stop the vibration. Good luck and I hope that solves it!

Dec 09, 2010 | Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer

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My front load washer keeps going off balance. Even with small loads. I have leveled the washer but I'm not sure what else to try.


Hello,

Top loading washing machines can emit loud noises and vibrations if they are not properly balanced. Imbalanced machines are the result of large loads of clothing that rock the machine causing one or more of the feet to rise off of the floor. Front loading washing machines do not have this problem because there is no side-to-side motion. Kenmore top loading washing machines have self-leveling feet on the rear of the machine and adjustable feet on the front of the machine.

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  • Level,Another person,Wooden block or brick,14 mm wrench
  1. Unplug the washing machine's power cord from the electrical socket. Pull the washer away from the wall, or out of the laundry closet, so that it is easily accessible.
  2. Grasp the top back of the washer on both sides and tilt it forward until the back feet are off of the ground by 4 inches. Lower the washer gently back to the ground. This maneuver, adjusts the self-leveling rear washer feet so that they are fully extended. You may need the assistance of another person to do this.
  3. Place a level on top of the washer near the front edge. Look for the air bubble in the level to determine which side of the washer is out of balance. The side that the bubble leans toward is the side the needs to be raised.
  4. Move the level so that it is positioned along the side edge of the washer and check to see if it is level from front to back. If it is level, move it to the other side of the washer and see if it is level.
  5. Lift up on the front of the washer and insert a wooden block or brick under the front bottom edge.
  6. Crouch down on the floor near the front foot that needs to be raised. Use your fingers to twist the threaded foot clockwise to retract the foot and counterclockwise to extend the foot further. If necessary, adjust the other front foot as well using the same method.
  7. Lift up on the top of the washer and slide the block out from under it. Place the level on top of the washer to check that it is level. If the washer is not level, replace the block and continue adjusting the feet until the air bubble is centered in the level.
  8. Crouch down on the floor near the front of the washer and use a 14 mm wrench to twist the metal nut on each front foot counterclockwise. Twist each nut until each is tight against the washer and will no longer move.
  9. Plug the washer's electrical cord back into the wall.
Hope this help?.

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My Kenmore front load washer just bgan to goes out of balance


Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

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Oct 08, 2009 | Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer

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Loud noise kenmore washer


  • Hi,
  • try these out:
  1. Balance the load
  2. Level the machine
  3. Inspect the water pump for a blockage
  4. Inspect the coupling
  5. Inspect the transmission
  6. Adjust the drive belt tension
  7. Check the motor bearings
  8. Check the drum brakes
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May 22, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Kenmore series 80 washer makes loud knocking noise during spin cy


Unless your front loader is set firmly on concrete and leveled to perfection, the force of a heavy wash load spinning in excess of 1000rpm will create a bit of vibration and noise.A firm footing is your best defense against to much movement.
Also due to the earlier movements during the spin cycle, the shocks that are used to dampen the spin cycle might have been broken or damaged.
If the problem persists inspite of proper levelling, please do check for the shocks or might have them replaced them for good.

Dec 14, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Brand new front load kenmore wobbles and moves across floor


Unless your front loader is set firmly on concrete and leveled to perfection, the force of a heavy wash load spinning in excess of 1000rpm will create a bit of vibration and noise.A firm footing is your best defense against to much movement.
Also due to the earlier movements during the spin cycle, the shocks that are used to dampen the spin cycle might have been broken or damaged.
If the problem persists inspite of proper levelling, please do check for the shocks or might have them replaced them for good.

Dec 09, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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