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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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
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
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.