I have a maytag top loading washer model sav405deww. With any load or just with only water the machine vibrates accros the floor on spin cycle. I checked for out of level and the level is fine. Any thoughts?
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Here are a few quick facts on washing machine vibration.
All washing machines and dryer vibrate. Dryers usually have less vibration than washers because the load is only wet clothes (as opposed to a drum of water and clothes). Front loading washing machines cause high frequency vertical oscillation while top loading washers usually have horizontal oscillation.
Almost all front loading washing machines are not recommended for use on standard joist-construction floors (most common floor type, compared to a concrete slab sub-floor). Manufactures like GE, LG, Maytag, Samsung, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Bosch and more, all recommend installing a pad like Silent Feet under the washing machine to absorb the vibration.
The only alternative to using Silent Feet pads to prevent structural damage is costly upgrading of the sub-floor. This usually involves adding a second layer of plywood sub-floor and adding sister boards to the rafters that support the floor. But even this won't reduce the amount of vibration noise that you hear. Sub-floor upgrades can cost thousands of dollars.
Vibration can also cause appliance "walking" (unwanted movement) usually during the spin cycle. Simply installing a pad designed to prevent walking can solve this problem and mean that you'll never have to reposition your washer after every load again. Both Original Silent Feet and Anti-Walk Silent Feet prevent walking, however for washers that move a lot or stacked units it is recommended that you install Anti-Walk Silent Feet for the best results.
You were not specific in either type or model. I hope the above information helps. Also, the size of the loads plays a great part in how a machine functions. have a nice day
Most likely your washer is not balanced evenly on the floor; get a level and level the washer accordingly. You can use shims to get it leveled. Also Home Depot or Lowes Home Improvement stores have something called Vibration Pads. I would take care of it before using your washer again since the shaking might cause problems to the actual washing machine.
from the way you describe the issue it sounds normal, all washers vibrate at least a little or alot (depending on the balance or unbalance of the load) if it is just vibrating and not making a grinding or scraping noise it is fine, if its vibrating too much for your like, try to rebalance your load.
This is usually due to the floor not being perfectly level, and as a consequence the washing machine not standing firmly on all 4 supports. There should be at least 2 adjustable feet under the machine, try to make it stand as level as possible, with uniform load on all four. If you have a bubble level it may help you establish, if there's an obvious slope on your floor and adjust the machine so that it's well levelled. Good luck!
try to check for slackness when the tub is empty causing a rocking/slapping motion whilst empty. if the tub is used regularly and to its maximum capacity then the likeliehood is these bearings/hubs may need to be replaced.. the "walking" across the floor will be accented by the amount of items plus water in the tub. and if the tub is off balance,then this will be more highlighted when also full of water and items... if you feel this is over the top,then try to lighten the load that is in the tub at any given time. this will determine weather the bearing has indeed worn .the lighter the load,the less "walking the machine should do in cycle.. the only time walking would be unchanged is during the spin cycle,when the speed is of a constant one and it will vibrate at the same rate. placing it on a rubber mat is not a solution but just something that will make you hopefully think it is solved
and you may as well just bolt the machine to the floor and hope for the best