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Whirlpool Duet GHW9300PW4 vibration problem. We have vibration pads already under the feet. We have the machine level with 3/4'' plywood bolted to the subflooring. The vibration was better for a while and now it is worse. How do you know when the ''shocks'' or ''suspension dampers'' or ''gap dampers'' are bad? I know that there are 4 in the bottom of the machine. We have looked at them and they are all connected. We don't have any other ideas of why the vibration has returned. Any suggestions?

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If you dryer moves away from the washer when the washer is shaking then it's still your floor sorry. The duets are not really known to have bad vibration and shaking problems. If you think the floor is ok then check to see if your inner tub basket can wiggle up or down their should be no play in the basket, you could have a bad tub bearing, make sure your drain pump is pumping out the water fast enough. hope this helps.

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Vibrates when it spins


Here are a few quick facts on washing machine vibration.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
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Whirpool top load washing machine


The most common cause of vibration issues during agitation and spin cycles is an unlevel washer. The washer needs to be properly leveled front-to-back and side-to-side and be placed on a firm foundation in order to prevent vibration. The following link can give you some added pointers on how to level your washer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3868923-level_whirlpool_top_loading_washer

Whirlpool manufactured top loaders have an auto-leveling mechanism on the rear feet that needs to be adjusted first. Once the rear feet are set, adjust the front to match the back, by turning the front feet. Make sure you check the level side-to-side as well. DO NOT place the level on the washer lid when checking the level as the washer lid is usually bowed and will not give you an accurate reading. Place the level on a flat area of the top panel frame. Once you have the washer leveled, you can place nuts on the front feet to lock them in place and prevent them from becoming unleveled. The rear mechanism should be rechecked periodically by following the procedures in the link I provided.

If you verify the washer is level and still have problems, you may need to check and see if the suspension springs and counterweight springs are all still intact and in place. The springs help keep the tub leveled and are supposed to prevent it from banging along the sides of the washer cabinet. The following illustration shows where the springs are located:

http://pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php


The springs are listed as items 3 and 15. There are a set of 3 each and are located around the base frame under the wash tub. To access, you need to remove the exterior cabinet of the washer for a full view of the washer internal components. DO NOT lay this washer on its back. The gearcase (transmission) is full of oil and laying it on its back can cause the oil to leak out of the breather vent on top of the gearcase. The following link explains how to remove the cabinet:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3631789-washer_case_removal_whirlpool_top


The suspension plate (item 17) is another cause of vibrations. The plate has replaceable pads (item 16) that wear out sometimes and require replacement. If the pads are worn down, it can cause the plate to sit unlevel and cause vibrations. This is not as common as a loose suspension spring or unleveled washer, and it requires the removal of the wash tub in order to access. I would begin by verifying if your washer is level, first.

NOTE: The tubs on these washers generally have a capacity of 33 gallons, which is about 275 lbs of water, plus the weight of clothes under a full load. If the floor is weak under the washer and flexes, the washer will begin to vibrate and walk. Upstairs laundry rooms and mobile homes are the worst when it comes to weak floor structures in a laundry room. An inexpensive way to reinforce a laundry room floor is to install a 4 x 8 sheet of heavy plywood under the washer. The plywood has to be a minimum of 3/4 inches thick and needs to be secured (screwed down) to the existing floor. This distributes the weight of the washer better. You can also safely fit BOTH the washer and dryer on top of it. A lot of people don't like this idea, because they feel it wrecks the look of the existing floor. I have seen homeowners install a reinforcement this manner and add paint, trim molding, and even tile to give it that "supposed to be there" look.

You may get mixed reviews about this, but I have seen it work for homeowners. Plus, its a less expensive option than hiring a contractor to firm up your sub-flooring or joists.

I hope you find this information informative and helpful. If you have questions, please let me know.

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Most manufacturers now recommend that you install an anti-vibration pad under the stock feet of the washing machine. For top-loading washers, Anti-Walk Silent Feet can't be beat. A set should cost aroudn $40 but is worth every penny of that. They take just a few minutes to install and will last longer than the washer will. The best price I found on these washer anti-vibration pads is on Amazon.com.

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Excessive vibration while on spin cycle.. front loading washer


first make sure the washer is level.next check the floor to see if it gives,try placeing a 3/4 " plywood under the washer.

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On the spin cycle my miele walks acrossed the floor


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Try leveling the washer. Check for play along the diagonal corners of the washer cabinet by applying downward pressure. If there is any play at all, the washer will shake during spin and the legs must be leveled.

You have br put your heavy washer on a floor that would be condemned for structural weakness if a building inspector saw it. Try placing reinforcing pads or pieces of plywood on the floor under the washer.
On Maytag top loaders: worn damper pads.
On Whirlpool/Kenmore direct-drive machines: worn snubber pad

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Whirlpool washing machine


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!!!
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I just bought this washer and had two problems with it. 1 the vibration at medium spins and 2. a squeeking spring (every time the drum rotates a little squeek, but when spinning the squeek sounds constant.

What I discover in solving both my problems with the same solution. I had to ensure all 4 feet well on the ground and that the top of the washer was perfectly level. At one time I was out only about 2 mm on one side, but the bubble was slightly to one side on the level but still in between the level's markers. I tested with a load, and both problems were still there. Turn feet 1/2 turn on the side needing adjusting. Ran another load and you guessed it, no squeak, no vibration, spinning was quiet, I had to go over to check to see if the machine was going through the cycles. I couldn't believe that a few millimeters could make such a difference.

Now I am pleased with the performance, not to mention how clean the clothes are and the savings on water and drying.

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