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Front loader vibrates and moves

On the spin cycle my washer vibrtaes and moves

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  • susan245 Apr 18, 2009

    Our Neptune Magtag washer is 3 years old and has worked fine, until a week ago. Now it vibrates violently and walks all over room. We have had repairman come TWICE and he looks at it, adjusts the legs, never takes off the lid or looks inside...talks about how our floor might be soft...rediculous!

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You shd check the front legs - they shd be a maximum screwed up, that is the machine shd be tilting forwards. Then you adjust acccording to your floor level. The machine should not shake a bit when off, & you try to shake it with both your hands.

A little vibration is normal when the spin starts. Don't forget to rate me nice............

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