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How do you fix a washing machine off balance?
It not only results in poorly washed clothing, but it often throws the washer out of balance when it reaches the spin cycle. The only real fix for this is to stop the washer during the spin cycle and redistribute the clothing for more balance. You may even wish to remove some items for the room.
How do I know if my washer suspension rod is bad?
Your washer suspension rods are bad if the washing machine shakes during a cycle. Remove and replace the ineffective suspension rods to reduce the shaking and vibration. You can also remove the panel to access the suspension rods and inspect them for visible damage.
How do I stabilize my washing machine drum?
Tilt your top-loading washing machine over at an angle to allow any standing water to flow out of the drainage opening. Place a towel over your water supply hose ending and hold it in place with a rubber band. Lay the covered end of the hose inside the washing machine drum.
Why is my washing machine off balance during the spin cycle?
Check that the machine is level across the front, back and sides. A machine that is not level will rock during the spin cycle and cause the machine to be off balance. All four legs should be in firm contact with a solid floor. A carpeted surface can throw this balance off. If your washer is located on a pedestal, the problem can be amplified.
What causes a top loading washer to spin?
If your washer is new and the problem started immediately, it is likely caused by shipping materials accidentally left in place. On a top-loading washer, a shipping bolt is installed on the bottom center of the washer. Top-loading washers also typically have three shipping bolts, spacers and metal clamps in the back of the washer.
Why is my front loader washing machine out of balance?
Front-loading washers level by turning a leg to raise or lower it. You may need to open the front access panel to loosen the lock nuts that control the legs. If you tend to fill the washer completely to the top, regardless of the weight or composition of the contents, you may be overloading your machine.
How do you relevel a top loading washer?
Top-loading washers automatically adjust to level. If something has shifted, you can relevel a top-loading washer by tipping the washer forward, then placing it back on the floor. Front-loading washers level by turning a leg to raise or lower it.