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Ive just installed my new front loader machine. Ive leveled it up 3 times. It still vibrates around on the floor . what else can I do?? Also it is on ceramic floor tile

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Did you remove the shipping bolts and straps?

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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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