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I just purchased a Maytag epic washer and dryer today. Model #MHWZ600TW01 It seems to really want to shake and move during spin cycle. I mean it really vibrates like crazy. I just want to know if there is anything you can do about it and I can't believe this would be normal. What are your thoughts? Thanks

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Yes I took the shipping bolts out in the back. Is there any reason you should have to bolt to floor. These are sittting on pedestals I don't know if that should matter

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

Did you take the shipping bolts out of it?

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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