Removal of shipping screws on new Bosch washing machine
I just bought a Bosch washer and when you turn it on it vibrates all over the place. My husband has taken great care to make sure it is on a level floor, but it still vibrates. My friend just mentioned that there is something called shipping screws attached to the back of the machine that, unless they are removed, will cause the machine to jump and vibrate. How do we get rid of the screws?
Thanks very much.
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There are 3 or 4 depending on the model 3/8" bolts they need to be unscrewed completely and removed for the machine to operate properly the how to in in the use and care guide with the install instructions sheet
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sounds like the damping system is the problem. The drum may have moved out of place or the damper(s) have become faulty in some manner. I used to have a hotpoint washer that tried to destroy the room it was in by travelling around it after the drum had fallen off its mounts. I bought a new machine, my thinking being that there is no point in taking a risk of having a real disaster if I set it to wash and then go out.
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Make sure that you properly removed all of the shipping bolts and packing material when you installed the washer. This could cause the machine to vibrate. I provided an image below regarding the removal of the transport bolts and packing of the washer. I also provided a link below for the entire installation manual for your washer. Carefully review this entire manual to make sure that the washer is properly installed.
If the washer is on unstable flooring, it will vibrate and walk. This type of washer works best when it is on a concrete slab. If it is on a wood floor, you may need to reinforce the foundation to eliminate vibration.
Try leveling the washer so that it is about half a bubble biased towards the rear. This usually helps front loading washers balance properly even if the installation instructions say that it should be perfectly level. This can also aid draining problems.
Also, some newer front loading washing machines are simply prone to dramatic vibration even when they is "anti-vibration" or "vibration reduction" systems. You can never go wrong installing an anti-vibration pad under the washer. Good Vibrations Inc, Kellett Enterprises and The Vibration Solution all have good products. The Vibration Solution seems to have figured out the best solution and offers excellent support and return policies.
Washer anti-vibration pads
If all else fails call the retailer and ask for an exchange.
Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too. The exit hose should be at about 3 feet from ground level; pump pumps out over this height.