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  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    bosch washer jumps and move out of position during spin cycle

  • lrl930 May 18, 2009

    just changed clutch in my kenmore whirlpool washer successfully but it jumps all around now

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    how old the is machine?? what is your model # ??

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If the machine has been around awhile the legs of the machine might need to be readjusted. its probably slightlyoff balance, not enough to visually notice but enough to start it dancing with a load in it at spin.

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Washing machine tub is banging into the side of the walls..what's the problem here


There are two possible causes for when a washing machine jumps and bangs on spin. Either the load is a bad one and unable to be balanced, or a fault is preventing the machine from balancing the load (or causing the motor to surge into spin when it shouldn't). This causes the laundry to be flung around inside. The occasional jumping around may not be anything to worry about, but regular or severe occurrences should be a cause for concern and can cause expensive damage to your washing machine if ignored.
Both these faults are less common these days because manufacturers have built in certain protections, but it's still something that can happen. To differentiate between the two, observe when the problem occurs, if it's during a wash cycle, maybe at random parts of the programme, it may have a fault which really needs an engineer to diagnose as these faults can be intermittent and tricky to diagnose. If it happens when it kicks into the fast spin the chances are it's related to the load inside.
Am I overloading my washing machine?
By out of balance I mean when the washer jumps or bangs quite violently. If the washer is just rocking about on most spins make sure it's on a level floor and that it is properly level.
If a load is out of balance you can often observe the inner drum swaying about or even thumping the sides of the casing a few times whilst it's trying to distribute the load prior to fast spin. Before a proper spin the drum should revolve slowly for a couple of minutes. This is called "distribute" and at this stage you may see large flashes of metal drum on each revolution where all the laundry has settled around the drum but there wasn't enough to cover all of it. If this happens the drum will be out of balance and either refuse to spin, or if allowed to spin may cause the drum to thump around and hit the sides of the casing.
The best way to avoid unbalanced loads in a washing machine
If you try to wash a bulky, heavy and absorbent item, the washing machine is unlikely to be able to get it to balance inside the drum. Or if you put just a few large towels or a heavy item in amongst some very light fabrics the heavy items could bunch to one side of the drum and the lighter ones won't be able to counter-balance their weight effectively. There should be enough items to fit all around the drum. If there's only enough to fill most of the drum, but a section is empty, then it can get out of balance on spin. If the items are all light, then this may not cause a problem. However, if some items are heavy, they may cause violent banging, or the washing machine out of balance detection may just refuse to allow a spin.
Make sure you fill the drum well. Counter to expectations, the worst violent spins are caused by under-loading - not overloading. Heavy bath mats are notoriously difficult to balance and should ideally be washed with other items or they may gather on one side of the drum. However, some people (understandably) don't want to mix the bath mats in with normal washing. If this is the case and you do get problems with the bath mats getting out of balance I suggest you use old towels or sheets to even the load up. With most modern machines though, a heavy bath mat is more likely to just not get spun rather than be allowed to spin out of control and wreck the machine.
Sometimes you can get an unbalanced load by sheer chance, with loads you have successfully washed many times before. The occasional bad load is inevitable but constant bad loads and violent banging on spin should be looked into. [ Related: loading the washing machine properly ].
Modern washers have built in out of balance protection
Most modern washing machines now electronically monitor the motor during the slow distribution section leading up to the spin. If the load is out of balance, the motor shouldn't be allowed to spin. Typically, a modern washing machine will attempt to balance the load a certain amount of times, or for a certain passage of time, but if it can't, it will either reach the end of the program without spinning, or it will abort spin and turn off. (both scenarios leaving the clothes wet through). Some washing machines may allow a slow spin if the clothes are reasonably balanced, but then unless they settle down, it will not allow a higher spin thus leaving the clothes spun, but much wetter than normal.
Some will indicate a failed spin due to being unable to balance the wash load so check your instruction book to see if your washing machine has this function and what happens if a spin is aborted. Unfortunately some washing machines do not adequately inform the user that it failed to balance the wash load and aborted spin. As an engineer, I have been called out many times because a load was washed but not spun, but there was no fault on the washing machine, just an aborted unbalanced load.
Extra large drums make balancing loads harder
These days you can buy washing machines with much bigger drums. The average drum size was at one time a mere 4.5Kg but is now 6Kg. You can buy washing machines with 7Kg, 8Kg and even 10Kg drums.
These washing machines can be more prone to refusing to spin some small loads because they need even more items to fill the drum. For example, my 7Kg washing machine will not spin 3 large towels. Last week my wife was extremely frustrated with our 7Kg drum washing machine as she had just washed our son's hoody-top and wanted to spin it in the washer. It simply would not spin, so I advised her that it needed something to balance it out. She put in a couple of towels but still no spin. Eventually 5 towels were needed to balance out the absorbent top and allow a spin. This is a minor inconvenience compared to the benefit of being able to fit more washing in (even our king sized quilt) but it highlights how if you have a very large drum it could be more prone to not spinning small loads [ Washing machine won't spin just one item or very small loads ].
I'm loading the washing machine correctly but it still bangs and jumps on spin
This is unfortunately a difficult fault to diagnose. It could be various things including a faulty connection somewhere on the motor or pcb, especially if intermittent. It can be caused by a part overheating, cutting out and then cutting back in causing loss of control. If this fault isn't caused by the loading you really need to get an experienced engineer to look at it. Find a washing machine repairer on Washerhelp
If a brand new washing machine is jumping around on spin
Make sure you have removed all of the transit packaging before using a new washing machine. The transit packaging stops the suspension from working so without the tub being able to bounce up and down on the suspension all the movement created on spin will be translated to side to side movement and the washer will move about and shake.

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When spinning washing machine jumps a bit and makes a rattling noise as if something is loose in machine.


may need to balance machine on floor and or check the shocks, the balance springs, the counter weights or suspension rods, etc and or the motor coupler


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Jun 08, 2015 | Washing Machines

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My beko washing wont do a cycle instead jumps to spin then whilst trying to do a spin it jumps all over the kitchen


Hi if your beko washing machine wont drain or has a spin problem then you have to check the carbon brushes first. there are a few possibilities here see below

Also check all waste pipes are clear and inspect the pump I have included this video below.

At our website I am doing self diagnostic videos on these beko's as we speak so all tutorials will be in this link below
How to replace Beko Washing Machine Motor Carbon Brushes
you might find this test video helpful but only do it if you have checked the motor

Aug 21, 2014 | Washing Machines

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Washing machine wont spin


Sounds like the belt either broke or jumped off the pulley. should be a simple fix from the back access.

Feb 25, 2013 | Bosch Washing Machines

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Durning the spin cycle, the washer is jumping all over the place


One or more of the suspension springs have failed. Here is a link to the spring.

Take a look at this video.

Oct 15, 2012 | Whirlpool ATW4475VQ Washer

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Washing machine jumps on rinse cycle


Good evening to you!
It only jumps while rinsing??
Not when spinning? It could be that the washing is not evenly distributed in the machine, then some of them jump.
Does it always jump when rinsing?
Pay attention to how the washing is distributed.
kolbrun

May 14, 2012 | Washing Machines

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The digital display jumps programmes wont empty or spin


Take the toe kick off of the machine. Reach in and up to the right. There is a "manual" which covers error codes and possible remedies but not much more. Hope your "manual" is still there.

G.

Apr 15, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Washing machine drum out of balance when spinning. have balanced machine and it does not vibrate or jump around. worse when on slow spin, real knocking sound


mine is also making noise during the spin cycle. Just paid $95AUD for the repairman to tell me it needs news bearings and that will be a further $300!

Oct 10, 2009 | Electrolux Washing Machines

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Washing machine will not spin


Check the lid switch.
There are two wires going to this switch, jump these together, if it works then you need a new lid switch.

Jan 21, 2009 | Kenmore 24932 Top Load Washer

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