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

Hi..have a new whirlpool duet sport front loader..but when it spins..vibrates a LOT...and even walks....
had a service repair company out twice...replaced the pedistal...but did not help...
can I put something under it...ie rubber supports under the feet?
or some other solution..?
thanks in advance DON

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  • suzhula Apr 13, 2008

    Love the machine, however my walks 8 - 10 inches from the wall. I have tile floors. Repair people come out again to install anti vibration pads, it this does not help, guess washer and dryer go back.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    My front load whirlpool duet sport washer rocks like crazy!!!! why?

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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.

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I had this issue, it would rock 3-4 inches on each side,
Make sure that the feet on your washer are as close as possible top the base, and ensure that it is level.
I had my feet extended almost full on a couple corners, this unbalanced the machine causing it to rock, also, make sure that it is on solid ground, no carpet or pads, other than those on the feet.

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No soft things under it!
You need a solid floor to place it on, otherwise you will forever have that problem.
Were the shipping supports all removed?
I know of someone who had this problem and the shaking was real bad.
There are bolts and foam padding usually for shipping.
Also, leveling and making sure the machines 4 feet are planted solidly on the floor. If one of them is not making contact with the floor, it will rock and move.

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