- Uneven Load:
This can happen when you wash a single item such as a large towel or blanket, or several items that tend to group together and merge to one side of the washer during the spin cycle, creating an imbalance that throws the washer into a vibrating mode. Often, the washer will stop on its own but if it does not, you should pause or cancel the cycle, reposition some of the load or add another similar item to help balance the load, and then resume operation.
- Improper Leveling:
When the washer was installed, the leveling feet should have been adjusted properly to provide for uneven floor areas. Some washers have self-leveling feet, however on occasion, these also need a slight manual adjustment. Once adjusted, that should remedy the washer vibration problem.
- Unstable Floor:
When a washer is installed on a basement cement floor, there is a very stable platform. But a second or third floor installation however, could have insufficient floor bracing, which can cause the washer to bounce or vibrate when on the spin cycle. There are options to remedy this situation such as add more bracing, or use an anti-vibration washer pad.
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