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Re: PROBLEMS WITH THE SPIN
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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Wood laminate flooring is never a good idea in areas that can get wet often. But, that being said, there should be leveling feet on the washer which should allow you to get it stable on the floor, if that's what your problem is. If your problem is that the washer tends to walk around the room when in the spin cycle, well that is partially due to the fact that washers often vibrate when they spin, especially when spinning large, bulky objects like quilts and comforters, that the feet on the bottom of washer are smooth plastic, and that smooth plastic feet don't stay in one place to well on wood laminate floors.
c4 error code refers to the load being unbalanced. The easiest hing to do is not wash so many clothes at once. If the unit faults out with this code even with small loads, make sure the unit is level and the feet are not out of whack. If the feet are not adjusted correctly, the washer will clang and bang against the floor when it is trying to spin.
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Putting too many items in your washing machine at one time or washing larger items, such as a quilt, can cause your washing machine to occasionally make excessive noise. Laundry can get trapped around the agitator and will hamper its movement, causing it to work harder to spin. Stop the wash cycle and remove the excess laundry on top. Take big, bulky items to a laundromat or drycleaners to wash in an industrial machine equipped to handle such items. A washing machine is more effective at cleaning laundry when water and suds can surround the clothes and penetrate fabrics. Defective Balancing System
GE washing machines have a balancing system that includes counterweights, springs and pistons that help to evenly distribute weight inside the wash tub. If any of the system's components break, it can interfere with the drum's rotation. Rather than spin evenly in the machine, the drum might be imbalanced up or down and produce a knocking sound. The noise might become louder and more persistent each time you do a wash load until you replace the faulty component. Washing Machine Not on Level Surface
Place your washing machine on a flat surface, preferably a concrete slab. If the floor underneath the washing machine is sloped, even the slightest bit, it can cause the machine to vibrate when it spins and agitates. Place both hands on either side of the washing machine and try to move it. If the machine moves, then adjust its feet at each of the bottom four corners of the machine by tightening or loosening the bolts with a wrench until the machine is level on all four sides.
* Laundry detergent * Clean cloths * Measuring tape * Plywood (if necessary) * Wrench (if necessary) 1.Verify that the Kenmore top-loading washing machine is completely plugged into a grounded, three-prong power outlet. Reset the fuse or circuit breaker, if necessary; do not plug the washing machine into an extension cord. 2.Make adjustments to the feet on the washing machine if it is shaking or vibrating. The front and rear feet must all be touching the floor evenly. If the floor under the machine is flimsy and cannot adequately support the washer, set a 3/4-inch piece of plywood under the machine for better stability. Load the tub evenly when placing items inside the washing machine and do not overload the tub. 3.Examine the washing machine drum, including between the inner and outer basket, if the machine is clicking or rattling during use. Remove loose objects from inside the drum. If objects are caught between the drums, unplug the washing machine and pull the items out with a pair of pliers, if possible.] 4.the fill hoses behind the washing machine if there are water leaks and ensure the drain hose is connected to a laundry tub or drainpipe. Look at the plumbing throughout the home for drainage problems and correct as necessary. 5.Turn on the water valves behind the washing machine and clean the water inlet hose screens if the water is not running or filling. Do not overload the tub, and use only high-efficiency (marked HE) laundry detergent in high-efficiency Kenmore washers. Note that energy-efficient washing machines often use less water than other machines; this is normal. 6.Choose a wash cycle with a higher spin speed if the water is not draining as expected or items are extremely wet when washing is complete. Reduce overall load size and select a new drain/spin cycle to remove the extra water from the washer. Ensure the drain hose is properly installed on a drainpipe or tub and is not set more than 96 inches above the floor. 7.Reduce the number or volume of items inside the washer tub if the clothes are not rinsed when the cycle is complete. Verify that the water valves are turned on and the correct type and amount of laundry detergent is used.
there are two causes to this problem.1 at the top of the machine is a balance,cement brick [it may be broken]it balances the drum.2 adding a small load/ie;one towel;one item etc,or small items.adrian,,,,,
the machine is not level... put a level across front back sides to check adjust legs leveling bolts as needed.... also is the machine installed on a carpet floor??? if yes put a sheet of plywood under machine so it wont "bounce" on floor.
Is the washer on a lino floor? If so you'll have to place some sort of stops on the floor to keep it in place .Unless of course the floor is unlevel and that would be another problem in itself. corner guards are a good bet for sliding problem
I have had this problem asked a lot and the answer always seems to end up the same. the legs are not perfectly level or the washing machine is on a wood floor. These units have no forgiveness for a floor that has any flex at all. A way to confirm your problem is you can take it out to the garage adjust the legs and run the unit. It almost always runs fine on concrete. Sorry there is not an easy fix for this. Please rate this answer if it helps, thanks, David
I can relate to your problem. Same thing happened to me. The morons who installed my washer didn't give a hoot about making sure it's properly balanced. I learned the hard way and figured it out myself. Balancing is very simple. Make sure the floor isn't slippery. Then check the nuts on the front feet that they're tightened while checking they're both evenly in height. They're adjustable. Third, lift the rear of the machine up about 4" from the floor and lower it so the rear feet can automatically set themselves. Also, a leveler can help. THis should take care of basic balance problems. Good luck!