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I know we should have taken it back, but we have a belling washing machine that is extremely noisy and unstable during spin cycles. Everything else is fine. I believe I removed all of the transport protection bolts when I installed it a couple of years ago, but really have little clue as what might be causing this. The only thing I can add that might help is that the faster the spin cycle you use, the louder and more unstable it becomes. Help!

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
(try this!)
It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly ;-0)

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 Apr 01, 2011

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