My Kenmore HE4t washer just developed a severe balance issue. I've confirmed that it's level and the floor is solid. At any spin speed and with just about any clothes / towels, it goes jumping across the floor and banging against my dryer. Any suggestions?
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F53 indicates that it is the issue of speed sensor. You can unplug the washer then plug it back in and set sanitize cycle. As soon as it begins,cancel the cycle. Then try any cycle again and see what happens. These washers have a severely sensitive balance system.If the load is at all off balance,it should at least attempt to get revving up. If it does f53 again, check to make sure it is firmly balanced/leveled onto the floor firmly.Try again and if it fails, please contact the Manufacturer
Wood laminate flooring is never a good idea in areas that can get wet often. But, that being said, there should be leveling feet on the washer which should allow you to get it stable on the floor, if that's what your problem is. If your problem is that the washer tends to walk around the room when in the spin cycle, well that is partially due to the fact that washers often vibrate when they spin, especially when spinning large, bulky objects like quilts and comforters, that the feet on the bottom of washer are smooth plastic, and that smooth plastic feet don't stay in one place to well on wood laminate floors.
unfortunetly this is common , these new frontloads spin fast even with no pedestal these things move...
make sure the locking nuts for the legs on the pedestal are screwed securely up to frame on pedestal, also could be a floor issue depending on where it is, slooping or not solid floor.
Make sure machine is level and all four leveling legs are solidly touching floor at the same time. Make sure leveling leg locking nuts are screwed up to lock legs in place. Check floor for firmness. (try bouncing up and down in front of washer to see if the floor has excessive give.) You may need to re-inforce floor. Wash larger loads. On bulky items, use a lower spin speed. You can re-spin at a higher speed after cycle is complete if you want them spun out better. (some models have a pump and spin only setting, on others, just turn on the power and then only touch the spin speed button to select a 14 minute pump and spin only cycle, then touch the start button.) The only other thing is that the new LG washers use a balance ring now, which makes the machine perform much smoother. (I know because I gave my old LG to my son and replaced it with the newer model, which now runs much quieter, in the exact same location as the old one.)
adj all 4 feet all the way in..try to rock washer adj front feet as need to give washer as solid footing as possible tighten lock nut in top position against washer bottom ..adj only as much as need ..the further out the feet are the more likely the washer is to vibrate ..a weak floor is the biggest reason washers vibrate ..if washer is on a pedistal be sure the for screws holding pedistal to washer are tight adj pedistal legs same as washer feet so bottom of pedistal is as close to floor as possible
it does seem a bit odd that vibration and out of balance are ascribed to bearings. normally when bearings go, the symptom is just noisy bearings.
vibration can be from several sources
if the spin cycle does not ramp up to speed ie does not work up to spin speed but goes straight into spin, then there will be vibration
if shock absorbers are worn, there will be vibration.
if the washer is not solid onto the floor there will be vibration.
if the floor is a suspended floor, there can be quite severe vibration. some modern floors (in the UK at any rate) are made from a form of chipboard called weyrock. with joist spacing greater than in the past and with weyrock as the floor cladding, quite severe vibration can result
timing is not the probelm off balance load or washer not solid on floor is...front load washer try to balance load as much as possible before full speed spin the 10 min is only and est ..additional time will will be taken trying to balance load and no ge won't do anything about the walking best try getting machine as solid as possible if on pedistal good luck..lower bottom as close to floor as possible both rear legs all the way up adj front legs for solid setting try rocking washer and adj legs till solid..also weak floor?