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Old 01-01-2009, 10:25 PM
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I have a front loading washer on 2nd floor in my home. In the spin cycle most of the 2nd floor feels like an earthquake. I can't seem to find a good way to get it balanced by screwing/unscrewing the front stands. I get the vibration reduced significantly but still can feel it in other rooms (only during the spin cycle).. so, I'm thinking maybe a rubber mat of some sort underneath the washer might help absorb some of that. Thoughts? anyone tried this? Thanks!
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:57 PM
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Default Yeah mat might help.......

Can also try putting some wood shims under various legs, is a quick easy way, for test trying. Get a round bubble level, that is very nice for leveling up things like appliances, you get to see the exact direction and magnitude of where it is off in one quick easy to understand reading. Part of it may be the floor might be a bit out of level too. The round levels come in various sizes. Works like a bulls eye. Perfect level in all directions, bubble is in a small circle in the middle.

Might also try putting something heavy on top of it, like boxes of books or whatever and see what that does. Especially if you can find the right mat. Give the sucker some more mass, usually works to dampen it out a bit.

Best you probably can do is get it dead level, add some mass. Finding a way to screw it firm to attach it to a wall might help too.

Might also check the type loads. Is the load inside getting out of balance, too many big pieces or whatever might cause it.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:38 AM
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I have seen washer and dryer placed on a large (about 3'x6') piece of 3/4" particle board which was just layed on the floor. The owner said the board damped almost all vibrations and solved his problem.
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