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Vibration washer vibrates excessively during spin cycles...I'm afraid it is knocking the floor joists loose!!! Level say it is good but no matter how I balance the load it vibrates like crazy. All suggestions welcomed!

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The try putting in smaller loads, if you put too many cloths in the washer cannot balance itself

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It's supposed to do that. I have one that sounds like a planes taking off, but it's perfectly normal. Unless of course if yuo don't want the noise, your only option is to buy a really expensive, silent one.

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