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Vibrating with or without clothes as if out of balance

I have checked the springs, the belt, the moter, the pulley all seem fine. Tried leveling the feet. It has been working fine for years. Only moved it to put in laminate flooring.

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  • cmjjd Jan 27, 2009

    Wow,, same problem. We moved ours onto a hardwood floor. It's now vibrating out of control...have to brace myself against it to use it. Had it looked at by a repairman...replaced the snubber and still the same prob. It is level but still walks and vibrates way too much. Help!

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    We have tried leveling several times, running only smaller loads (which defeats the purpose of the large tub), had it checked and was told it is fine and working as it should. It is so loud, we can hear it on the next floor!

  • kimeley Feb 05, 2009

    We had the same problem. We had an extended warranty on our unit and have had the repair guys out three times. Each time, the person was insistant that the problem was fixed. As soon as you put more than 5 towels in the washer, the machine would vibrate so loud it would walk across the floor. Finally, after at least 10 phone calls to Lowes and the extended warranty people, Lowes is sending us a new machine. I appreciate the Service Manager at Lowes, I did not appreciate the customer service we received through A&E service at all.

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Vibrating or rocking? try pushing the drum around manually in the washer front back right left.re check level.

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