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Frigidaire Washer LTF530DS1 walking

Just bought this washer used. The moving hardware (3 bolts and spacers and 2 P clamps) were installed during the move and now removed. We ran a medium sized load to try it out and had to abort quickly during first spin as the machine began to walk and the dryer on top of it almost fell off. The floor is concrete with vinyl so very sturdy.

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  • robinsan Sep 03, 2008

    Hmm! Not sure how this support request landed under Whirlpool WFW8300SW... is the answer still a valid one?



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Remove bottom and ck for 2 braces that may have been reinstalled they bolt from base to lower balance block remove them also ck the shocks to make sure they didn't get broke

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Where are the shipping blocks located

    • 1 Locate the four hole plugs at the back of the washer. Pry the plugs out of the holes with a slotted screwdriver.
    • 2 Wrap the drain hose around left side of the back of the washer. Place two P-clamps around the hose near the bottom and top left-side holes.
    • 3 Insert a spacer into each of the holes located at the back of the washer. At the bottom and top left-side holes, guide the spacer through the holes in the P-clamps.
    • 4 Insert the bolts through the holes in the middle of the spacers. Use a socket wrench to tighten the bolts.

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Walking machine spin

Good Morning Jason, thank you for your inquiry!

If the washer is walking or vibrating, then more than likely it is not sitting solidly on the floor. Move washer until it sits solidly and the leveling legs may need adjusting. This issue may also occur if the shipping blocks and bolts weren't removed when the washer was installed, or you have an unbalance load.

Best regards!

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Hi Jamie, thank you for your inquiry! It seems like you are referring to the shipping material. This consists of 4 shipping bolts, 4 spacers, 1 metal "P" clamp, and 2 hose clips. Yes, according to the installation manual for the model number posted above, GLTF2940ES, this material must be removed. I have attached the Installation Instructions on how to do so. I hope this information helps to some degree. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to reconnect.

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My Frigidaire Affinity dryer has started vibrating more and more during operation. Is the motor going bad or is there another problem?


Try the following to reduce the noise--

Washer is not resting firmly on floor. Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust leveling legs. NOTE: Some shaking of the washer is normal without moving across the floor.
• Shipping bolts and foam blocks have not been removed during installation. Check out the installation instructions for removing shipping bolts and foam blocks.
• Wash load unevenly distributed in drum. Stop washer and rearrange wash load.

Please post back for any further assistance.


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Ginding noise during agitation

From the GE site.....

Front load washers and some compact model washers do not come with a shipping rod. According to the Installation Instructions for these machines there are 4 bolts, 4 yellow plastic spacers, and 4 metal "p" clamps that need to be saved and reinstalled before moving the washer to prevent any damage to the machine.

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Frigidaire front loader walking during spin cycle

Have you made sure that all the shipping bolts and stuff were removed? this happened with our Bosch and we found out we had kept three bolts installed that needed to be removed

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Water Leak

when you clamped it down you will have to add a 1/2 inch pipe ,about 5 inches is long enough.Use the pipe to clamp your hose to with adjustable clamps not Spring clamps.The pipe serves as a union here. Please rate this !

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Clunking noise and vibration during final spin cycle

For all those who say they recently bought the machine, the cause of the machine "walking across the floor" and vibrating violently is the packaging bolts on the back of the machine that were supposed to be removed when the machine was installed (why it says remove packaging bolts in the installation manual). These packaging bolts hold the suspension steady and firm during shipping but MUST be removed before operating the machine. When these packaging bolts (I think there are four total, some up to 6 inches long penetrate the rear of the machine) are removed, they allow the suspesion to absorb the vibration.

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Washer shakes violently and loudly during spin cycles

we had the same issue. however, it was solved by removing for big screws from the back of the machine. if you look you'll see 4 screws with yellow covers that need to be removed. this solved the issue instantly.

btw, frigidaire's help line SUX.

Feb 02, 2008 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000ES Front Load...

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We have finally resolved our problem thanks to annetipu's note about someone mentioning a rod or pin that had to be removed. On the Frigidaire website, you will find the following:

14. Vibrating sounds. Tumble action washers: Shipping bolts or braces are still in the washer.

Remove 3 shipping bolts, 3 yellow spacers and 3 metal "P" clamps from the back of the washer. Remove the access panel from the front of the unit and remove 2 yellow shipping braces and large Styrofoam shipping block. Replace the access panel.

This solved our problem. Washer is wonderful now!

Sep 22, 2007 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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