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Shakes violently Ever since having the machine 2 years ago it moves around violently when spinning. I've tried keeping it level, so that isn't the problem, I'm now moving it into the kitchen between units and need to stop the vibrations.

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  • Lochore Oct 24, 2007

    This problem has been from new, so is it the bearings?

  • lisa2008 Jan 05, 2008

    ive just brought a new hotpoint machine my partner connected it i dont know if he's done it wrong as when i put it on to wash it moved out from under the unit and half way across the kitchen floor. I have to hold it every time it spins. Surely a brand new machine shouldnt be doing this?! Any ideas?

  • LizHaynes May 09, 2008

    I have the very same problem with my unit and we have tried leveling it out, what else could it be?



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The bearings of you machine are damaged or bad..You have to get em' replace..until then lowering the water pressure will solve this problem to some extent..

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  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2007

    Oh!Then try this...A new washer usually shakes or vibrates when it isn't sitting firmly and
    level on the floor or because it has an out-of-balance wash load. First
    eliminate the possibility of the latter--adjust the load if it has
    scrunched up on one side of the tub. Then check the machine for solid,
    level support. To work properly, the floor must be flat, level, and
    strong enough to support the heavy, water-filled washer without
    deflecting under the load.

    1) Unplug the washer.

    2)there may be some thing under the tub obstructing the spinning check for this
    3)Look under the front of the washer and make sure all feet are resting firmly on the floor.

    Make sure the front legs have locking nuts to keep them tight and the
    legs have rubber caps. If they don't pick up these parts and install

    5) Make the front feet as short as possible by screwing
    them up into the machine. Place a level on top of the washing machine
    and adjust the front feet slightly to level the washer, but do not
    fully extend them. Keep them as short as possible.

    6) If
    necessary, tilt the washing machine forward. This will let the back
    feet self adjust (most recent models do this automatically). Recheck
    with the level and adjust the front feet again.

    7) Plug in the machine and run it empty through the spin cycle to see if it still vibrates.

    8)Also make sure has the transit brackets been removed, these are bolts that secure the
    drum while its being moved, failing that this could be a call out under
    guarantee, the bolts and location of where they are etc are in the
    instruction leaflet




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Remove the top of washer by removing covers on top side edges and unscrew torx screws. then slide back lid to remove. then check the concrete block is insitu, and there is hydrlic shocks one on each side of macne make sure thes are conected etc.

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