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My GE frontload washer "jumps around" the room.

It was purchased August 2006. I have had this problem from the beginning, but in the last year, it has gotten progressively worse. No matter how many clothes are loaded inside, it "jumps around" and really shakes the house. Things have fallen off of tables and broken in the next room and I have indentations where the machine hit the wall in the laundry room. What can I do?

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  • rjhuhn76 Mar 15, 2009

    I just bought mine and it jumped around on the first load that I tried to wash, very discouraging to say the least!

  • Carol Rafferty Mar 15, 2009

    The Geek Squad come out to take a look at my front load GE

    2 1/2 yr old washer. His suggestions definitely helped. First, only use high efficiency detergent. Do not pack the load. He removed the shipping bolts on the legs as the individual before me suggested. He removed the bottom front of the washer and opened up a compartment (not anything I was told to do) and out came coins, paper clips, small key, twist ties, plastic piece from a kids toy. There should be consumer access to this. He said to purchase a product called Affresh (cleaning tablets) and run an empty washer on hot water with one of these tablets once a month to get rid of any mold smell.

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Plug off the mains. Open up the machine to look for defective shock-absorbers, broken springs, etc. You shd have done this much earlier, surely you're not walking around the house with a helmet.

For spares:
RepairClinic.com (which is good)
espares.co.uk
AppliancePartsPros.com

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

  • fixer444 Mar 15, 2009

    rjhuhn,

    Caution there!! You may not have removed the transit bolts. Refer to your manual. These bolts keep the machine intact while in transit.

  • fixer444 Mar 16, 2009

    Consumers are not told abt this for after a couple of years your machine blocks up,malfunctions; you might think machines last only this much & go in for a new one - much to their delight! Then they explain how you could take a trip to the moon on this new machine; after you've washed your clothes. Keeps their factories running while you shell out bucks. I haven't looked at below, if good pass it on. I hv a front loader going here for over 15 years, no electronics. Philco.

    www.murrayfrank.com/cm/newcases/lg-electronics.asp

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