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Washer shakes violently and loudly during spin cycles

Just ran my washer for the first time and it shook so badly loudly and violently it turned sideways and cracked the lightplate on the wall. It was just horrific. Did the person ( A DELIVERY COMPANY) not put somthing on it that should have been? Or did I just get a bad on, as of right now it's going back if I can't find somthing out. My set is up on pedastals.

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  • Kathie33 Feb 02, 2008

    Thanks, this is what we figured...after looking further, my husband ,who was at work at the time it was delivered found out they were not secured in the back nor was it level and to top it off they were on the wrong bases!!! All leading to a damaged laundry room and the paint being scratched very bad. The set is going back to the BX in the morning, thank you!

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We had the same issue. however, it was solved by removing for big screws from the back of the machine. if you look you'll see 4 screws with yellow covers that need to be removed. this solved the issue instantly.

btw, frigidaire's help line SUX.

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There is a yellow tag on the back that indicates what bolts, spacers, and P clamp on the power cord that you need to remove. This information was not in the installation manual. They need to put tags on each bolt indicating REMOVE ME - the yellow tag looked like a utility tag on a gas meter that your not suppose to remove.
Dryer slightly dented and wall scraped due to violent episodes. My roomate and I had to wrestle the dryer during the spin cycle even on low.
lesson learned.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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  • bigseph35 Feb 04, 2011

    Wow that ish worked!!! My machine was slam dancing all over the laundry room. Now it runs smoothly, can't even hear it. Thanks

  • stfnwtl89 May 14, 2011

    Thanks - removing the bolts fixed the problem.

  • Pablo Gravas84 Jun 21, 2012

    I Me Tomo Una Semana Encontrar esta Respuesta Fue La Solucion OMG!!! work GREAT!!!!!! Very Helpful .. Thank You Sooo Much in High SPIN i can't hear any loud :-D soooo Haappy

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    jmshaw151 Jul 15, 2012

    thank you soo much!!! i'm waiting to see how well it works right now but hopeful :-) how many people returned these things because they ignored the instructions?? and you know what? if 99% of instructions weren't BS, people wouldn't ignore them!

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Remove the shipping bolts from the back of the unit and you fix the viloent shaking.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

THE WASHER SHOULD HAVE BEEN LEVELED WHEN IT WAS INSTALLED THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE PROBLEM

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