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I have Whirlpool WFC7500VW. I've just started to use it. During the last fast spin cycle there is a lot of vibration. There's no problem except I live in a condo and I worry that the vibration will cause a disturbance to the people below me. Is there a problem that when it goes into the fast spin that I stop it, after about 30 seconds, with the "cancel/drain" button? Will it hurt the operation of the washer if I always do that? regards, maria

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  • maria_colett May 11, 2009

    Would like a Whirlpool expert.

    I wash about 3 to 4 small loads a week, is all.

    It is just the vibration that is so powerful. The washer is level; it was just checked. We checked everything before starting the washer again. The washer spin goes to 1200rpm's which seems to be too much for my condo building. The floor, counter ... everything vibrates. Not violently, just steady. I'm sure it's working fine. I just want an answer to the question below.

    Will always using the "cancel/drain" button do any damage.

  • maria_colett May 11, 2009


    This was a test run. There were only two hand towels in the washer and I did a rinse/spin to test the washer out. My son-in-law was there to make sure the washer was level and that the bolts on the legs were snug agains the bottom of the washer.

    Thank you for the answer as I just think that the spin is very powerful. If I had known I probably would have gotten a front load with a slower spin - like 800rpm's that I've been.

    Thank you for your answer.



  • maria_colett May 12, 2009

    Thank you so much. Promise not to be rough with the button LOL.



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No always using the "cancel/drain" button do any damage.but dont push the pannel roughfly.this is also one way to use the machine.its no problem at all. thank you for the updated. please do rate the solution.thank you for using fixya. thanks.

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Using the cancel button will not cause any damage to the washer, but are you sire the washer is leveled properly? there are feet on the bottom of waher that adjust to level the washer, also don't over load, that can cause allot of spin vibration.

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Hi Maria,
if u stop your washin machine in midway,eachtime due to vibration it may cause damage to your machine,most noises or vibration from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.
Balance the load of clothes when you put it in. If it's thumping during the spin cycle, stop it, open it up, move some clothes from the fuller side to the less full side, and see if that helps.
Replace the springs inside the machine which suspend the washing drum (open it up, take a look, it won't bite). Perhaps they're all saggy and this is permitting excessive vibration.
Put something under the machine to stop it from transmitting the vibrations to the floor of the house. A old sock folded several times and placed under each of the four feet may help. Rubber or foam (piece of an old yoga mat?) will also work.
Also, make certain the machine is level from front to back and side to side.

I billieve this will solve your problem,try doin this, u will b helpfull.however if u r satisfied with this answer plzz don forget to rate this answer.
All the best

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