Question about Washing Machines
Only 7 hours old my Bosch Maxx 5 very noisy like it wants to fly off especially on the rinse cycle as it starts to vibrate rapidly, when its on its spin cycle slightly noisy but does not vibrate.
I have spent ages leveling the legs where it has got better but still noisy and vibrates.
Can anyone help me?
Front loaders are prone to vibration problems. Don't want to go into the technical details of why, but it's important that they're placed on very solid surface (preferably concrete or tile), and checked that their feet have been adjusted so that the machine is level. Unfortunately, most people don't have a concrete pad for their washer. One simple option to consider is to provide dampening of the vibrations. This can be done very simply as this one fellow demonstrates. The main thing to keep in mind with this solution is that it is merely trying to dampen the vibrations. Don't be too forceful in your own solution (think lightly touching the top of a vibrating tuning fork with your finger to stop the tone).
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
SOURCE: vibration during the spin cycle
It appears your tub rollers or gliders have failed in this instance.
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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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Posted on Sep 13, 2010
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