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During spin cycle the machines walks away from the wall.

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    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    whats the make and model of unit, how old is it and has it always done it??

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If this is a new Bosch washer, then did you remove the 4 Transporter Bolts from the back? This is very important because it holds the drum tight so it doesn't move while it's being tranporting. Loosen all the bolts starting from the bottom 2, but do not remove it yet. Once all is loose, then remove the bottom 2 first, then the top 2.

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Starting with least expensive solutions

1. Make sure load is balanced
2. Make sure washer is level with all 4 feet touching the ground
3. Take apart metal shell and look for broken suspension cables
4. Inspect transmission boot to see if it is loose.

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A load too small won't balance. A load too large will overwhelm the machine. Check the feet, usually the front ones may be adjustable,(level the machine left to right) and the rear ones may have a self-leveling apparatus that could get jammed. It should be free to move.

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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