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GE Washer shaking

I was wondering what you mean by you 'shearing' the floor to help the shaking of your washer. Could you explain the process? Can anyone, (even a household wife) do this? By the way, did you ever find another solution? Thank you.

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Check this first: level of machine and all feet secure. Is the machine on a pedestal and is it securely fastened? Are your clothes wet after a spin? I know I stress drain height and hose placement, but todays washers are power misers and this means smaller motors. A pump needs some give at the drain, a slight gap like an old dishwasher so it can pump easier. I feel some water is in the machine and not draining in time causing a vib during spin.

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