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The pressure washer walked (vibration) about 6 feet from where I started using it and fell down a step, landing on its side. It took me a few seconds to get to it and was belching black smoke when I shut it off. Now, when I pull on the rope it only moves a few inches and no further.

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Vibrates when it spins


Here are a few quick facts on washing machine vibration.
  1. All washing machines and dryer vibrate. Dryers usually have less vibration than washers because the load is only wet clothes (as opposed to a drum of water and clothes). Front loading washing machines cause high frequency vertical oscillation while top loading washers usually have horizontal oscillation.
  2. Almost all front loading washing machines are not recommended for use on standard joist-construction floors (most common floor type, compared to a concrete slab sub-floor). Manufactures like GE, LG, Maytag, Samsung, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Bosch and more, all recommend installing a pad like Silent Feet under the washing machine to absorb the vibration.
  3. The only alternative to using Silent Feet pads to prevent structural damage is costly upgrading of the sub-floor. This usually involves adding a second layer of plywood sub-floor and adding sister boards to the rafters that support the floor. But even this won't reduce the amount of vibration noise that you hear. Sub-floor upgrades can cost thousands of dollars.
  4. Vibration can also cause appliance "walking" (unwanted movement) usually during the spin cycle. Simply installing a pad designed to prevent walking can solve this problem and mean that you'll never have to reposition your washer after every load again. Both Original Silent Feet and Anti-Walk Silent Feet prevent walking, however for washers that move a lot or stacked units it is recommended that you install Anti-Walk Silent Feet for the best results.
You were not specific in either type or model. I hope the above information helps. Also, the size of the loads plays a great part in how a machine functions. have a nice day
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Dec 16, 2013 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Have a Roper (Whirlpool) top load washer Model RAL 5144BWO, that vibrates excessively. I ran it without any clothes, and still vibrated excessively. I watched it go through the spin cycle with the lid...


Hi, Well it sounds like either one of the tension springs that hold the outer clear tub to the frame down below came off or broke, or that the basket or gearbox shaft is warped. One other thing to try is the back feet on those washers are spring loaded to take out some of the vibration, if those feet arent level it will make the washer shake. it is easy to reset those so they are level. Stand infront of the washer and grab the back of the unit and pull it towards you so that you raise the rear legs, then simply set it back down. To check the spring you will have to take the outer shell off and look at the springs that are at the bottom of the tub assembly holding the tub down on the frame. Good luck and I hope I was some help.

Dec 09, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Excessive shaking and vibration when wash cycle is running


Hello, Well if the machine is vibrating it is most likely because the feet on the bottom of the washer are not locked and are screwing themselves back up into the machine. If you have someone help you can slightly tip the washer up and adjust these feet by simply turning them to adjust them down or up. This can take a few adjustments to get the machine level. take a carpenters level and set it on the washer first from the front to back on one side of the washer and adjust the feet so it is level front to back. Then take the level and set it over the control panel to level it side to side(it will take a few times to get them all even and level). when the machine is level you will have to lock the feet by turning the nut that is on the leg up to the bottom of the washer and tighten them down to lock the legs so that they do not work themselves loose again. That should stop the vibration. Good luck and I hope that solves it!

Dec 09, 2010 | Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer

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Excesive vibration on spin cycle machine is level and solid whirl pool top load


Most manufacturers now recommend that you install an anti-vibration pad under the stock feet of the washing machine. For top-loading washers, Anti-Walk Silent Feet can't be beat. A set should cost aroudn $40 but is worth every penny of that. They take just a few minutes to install and will last longer than the washer will. The best price I found on these washer anti-vibration pads is on Amazon.com.

Feb 22, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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Removed all packaging from washing machine but its walking itself


This is a common issue ever since most manufactures have switched to using cheap plastic feet on their washers. All you need is a thin sheet of rubber, vinyl or similar to place under each of the feet. Or if you want an off-the-self solution The Vibration Solution offers a special pad to prevent walking, it also absorbs vibration so it might be overkill for your problem but my repair technician swears by them and always keeps a few sets on his truck just for cases like this.
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Jan 27, 2010 | Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer

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Maytag walking


Hello. I have a few ideas for you.
1. Tilt the machine forward so the back feet are 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm) off the ground, then set it back down. The back feet usually are self-leveling--just raising and lowering the machine like this will cause the feet to re-level themselves.
2. Place your level perpendicular to the front of the machine and check to see if the washer is level in this direction. If it is off, readjust each front foot by the same number of turns until you reach level.
3. Go to the carpet store and buy a remnamt which is the size of the washing machine lengthxwidth. Place this under the machine with the four legs all resting on the carpet.
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Dec 20, 2009 | Maytag MAT13MN Top Load Washer

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Why does my EPIC z walks during spin cycle even after I used the rubber pads? It moves from the right back corner out to the left.


Make sure that the leveling feet are secure with the jamb nut tight against the BODY of the washer. If not, the washer could walk during spin. Make sure that washer is flat level front to back and side to side with a 24" level. Just set the level on the top near the front and then on both sides as well. Adjust the feet and jamb nuts so that they are as low as possible. If washer is on a stand, remove drawer to adjust feet. Also, if on stands, washer will vibrate more due to increased height and natural flexion of stand. What kind of flooring? If ceramic tile, rubber feet may not couple to surface and provide enough friction to stay in place. I have had success with......I know it might sound stupid.....but buy a couple rubber jar opener pads and cut them into small pads. Put them under the rubber feet of stand or washer. These seem to make a better connection to the floor.

Aug 01, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Good afternoon, I recently purchases a Maytag Washer & Dryer, 100th Anniversary Model. As this was my first major purchase in 18 years for a new set I was looking forward to getting the pair home and...


Hello..
If your washer has four adjusatable leveling feet then one method would be to tilt the washer to gain access to the back feet first ( since they are the hardest to get to once the washer is positioned into its final location ) and spin them down so that they are projecting out ~ 3/4 inch from the cabinet frame. Then position the washer back into its final location in your laundry area. Check the side to side level of it by placing a spirit level ( normal carpenters level) across two flat surfaces of the washer cabinet on top and near the back) If they need a slight adjustment, then do that now.. re-check the side to side level until that is OK. Once you have the back part of the washer leveled side to side in the back and while it is in the final location of your laundry roomm check the front to back level. Use one adjustment leg on the front to get the front to back level on that side, then adjust the other front side leg so that it too is making contact with the floor and your front to back and side to side are all level. That is one way of setting it up however if after you are confident that it has been leveled this way ( all four feet are contactint the floor and that side to side and front to back are all level) and it still vibrates violently, you may have another problem with your washer that will need to be addressed. It should still be under warranty and I would speak with the sales people or their service department to set up an appointment to get it resolved. That is ONLY after you feel confident that the washer is level in its user position. Hope this helps you...

Oct 05, 2008 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Whirlpool duet sport..vibrates during spin and "walks"..on pedistal.sitting on tile


I just bought this washer and had two problems with it. 1 the vibration at medium spins and 2. a squeeking spring (every time the drum rotates a little squeek, but when spinning the squeek sounds constant.

What I discover in solving both my problems with the same solution. I had to ensure all 4 feet well on the ground and that the top of the washer was perfectly level. At one time I was out only about 2 mm on one side, but the bubble was slightly to one side on the level but still in between the level's markers. I tested with a load, and both problems were still there. Turn feet 1/2 turn on the side needing adjusting. Ran another load and you guessed it, no squeak, no vibration, spinning was quiet, I had to go over to check to see if the machine was going through the cycles. I couldn't believe that a few millimeters could make such a difference.

Now I am pleased with the performance, not to mention how clean the clothes are and the savings on water and drying.

Feb 12, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Unbalance


You problem may a simple leveling issue. Check your machine front to back and side to side to ensure it properly level. Also, most top-loaders have "self-leveling" feet on the rear legs. If you walk up to your washer and it looks like the back is sitting lower than the front, you may only have to follow a few simple steps to re-level it. If your machine is equipped with this type of leveling system all you have to do is to lift the rear legs of the floor about two-inches by rocking the machine (empty of water, of course) towards you: 1. Lift the lid. 2. Place one hand under the rim of the front casing (not the wash tub). 3. Place your foot at the center of the front base to keep it from sliding. 4. Pull towards you to lift the back feet off the floor. 5. You should hear clicking noises as the feet re-level. 6. Slowly lower machine back to the floor. This should take care of most leveling problems that cause your machine to vibrate and shake during the spin cycle. These legs periodically become unlevel due to vibration and need to checked from time to time. I hope this may help you.

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