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Vibration machine vibrates and jumps around during spin cycle

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Re: Vibration

Is the machine level. The feet should be tightened and the nuts should be tightened against the cabinet. Tilt the machine back and check the shock absorbers. One of the shockies could have jumped out of the guides.

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