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Washer appears to be out of balance

When you put the level on my duet washer it shows that it is level, but when it spins the washer actually moves.  It makes a lot of noice and moves.  It didn't do this until we put it on a pedestal. 

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Re: Washer appears to be out of balance

I have had the same problem with my fridgidare washer when I placed it on a pedestal. I think raising the center of gravity on the unit caused the problem. I had a lot of vibration and walking. I found at Lowes a shake-away pads. 4 small pads one for each foot. The washer still vibrates but it doesn't shake the floor and walls any more and it doesn't walk across the floor anymore.

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Re: Washer appears to be out of balance

Double check the screws holding the washer to the pedestal to make sure they are tight and make sure all the jam nuts on the leveling legs are tight. Loose jam nuts are the most common cause of this.

If they are tight, loosen the right front leg and screw it up until the weight is off the floor. Then run it back down until it contacts the floor. Put the washer in high spin and tighten it down to the floor until you get the spot where there is the least vibration. Tighten jam nut, and check it again in spin with a load of clothes. 

Post back and let me know how this works.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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