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Washer shakes violently even with no clothes in the drum. I've tried balancing by adjusting front feet but it does not solve the problem.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I hope you don't mind me saying this but because you say you've tried balancing by adjusting front feet rather than foot, I would strongly recommend you try my method to make absolutely certain it is actually balanced ;-0) Note the last paragraph, though ;-0(
It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine, even when empty, has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly!
Doesn't matter whether it is empty or not but switch it off then-
very firmly push one front corner diagonally into the centre of the machine and see if the machine moves or rocks AT ALL, even the slightest. If it does you will need the open-ended spanner which came with the (new) machine........which of course went missing a long time ago?!! An adjustable spanner will suffice.
Adjust the foot under that corner downwards until it is very firmly- almost pushing- against the floor but not so far that the corner lifts up!
If this corner did not rock do the same to the other.
Once you cannot rock the machine the slightest little bit, screw the locking nuts up tight to the underside of the machine so that they will not move. Ideally the rear feet should also be locked.

If this has not cured the problem it is possible that the internal suspension is malfunctioning.

Good luck,

John C

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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