If the washing machine strongly vibrates, “jumps” and shifts – this is a sure signal of malfunction or improper installation of the device. Ignoring such manifestations is not worth it: at best it will entail only unpleasant loud sounds, and at worst – the emergence of more serious problems in the form of breakages or disconnection of the drain hose and a flood.
The biggest and most common problem is “bouncing” and increased machine vibration. So where does this vibration come from?
Possible causes of malfunction:
– shipping bolts not removed,
– incorrect installation,
– an imbalance of the laundry,
– Failure of shock absorbers, springs, counterweight, or bearing.
A normal front-loading machine has a tank of water and things. Washing is done by rotating this drum. Things are wet and heavy and the centrifugal force makes them move more actively. This happens all the time, but we should not notice it. To that end, the tank is suspended on top by springs and underneath by shock absorbers that dampen vibrations. Also, the tank is “encircled” with weights, which reduces the sway.
An important element that gives stability and rigidity is the body of the washing machine. This system also includes feet that stand, on some bases. The plane of the base should go clear through the four legs. Once one of the legs is “gone” then the machine will start running around the bathroom.
The ideal solution – concrete floor with tiles (as hard and as inert as possible), everything else – wooden lagging, laminate, parquet – is not good. There are no magic mats! This is not the solution! It will skew even better!
How do you check which way it’s skewed? Wiggle it left and right, determine where it tilts more, and tweak the foot by tilting the car back. You don’t need any special tools for this. Also, in stores they sell rubber pads on the legs, they say it helps a little. But if the bouncing has already appeared rattling, then it is no longer a matter of setting the feet, here you need a specialist Poway Appliance Repair Service Center.
Checked everything, but the washing machine still bounces.
Such possible causes as a failure of shock absorbers, springs, counterweight, or bearing are quite difficult for an inexperienced person to establish independently. Usually, such causes are eliminated by replacing and adjusting the elements. Using a faulty machine in such situations or intervening on your own is not recommended, because there may be more serious consequences in the form of new breakdowns. If you are not sure what the cause of the malfunction is, request the assistance of a specialist in washing machine repair at the service center of your manufacturer for warranty and post-warranty service.
We competently and expertly make a diagnosis and repair the washing machine. Our specialists will not leave you with your trouble and your machine will work.