When the timer goes from washing and rinsing to spinning and the washing machine starts shaking, shaking and jumping, it means that it is time to either level the machine itself or move the laundry in the drum. Here are some tips for doing this.
Step 1. Determine the cause of shaking during spinning
Usually, the cause is either the laundry that is out of balance or the machine is not standing well on the floor.
Balance the machine by opening the door and checking the position of the laundry. If there is much more laundry on one side, move it, close the door, start the machine again and see what happens. If your efforts have helped, then additional intervention and moving the laundry may be necessary
Step 2. Try knocking or tilting the machine
If it shakes when you do this, then it is possible that the bolts in its base are not tightened enough or, when it comes to old cars, the threads are peeled or rusted.
Step 3. Level the machine and make sure it is securely in place
Kneel in front of the car, rock it and look down to see the angle hanging in the air. The counterbalance bolt must be unscrewed (clockwise when viewed from above) to lengthen it, or another bolt on the adjacent side must be screwed in (shortened) so that all corners of the machine are on the floor.
Step 4. Use pliers if the bolts are too tight to unscrew by hand
You can spray the bolts with machine oil, this will also help.
Step 5. Start the machine again when you are sure that all sides are equally on the floor
Step 6. Substitute gaskets under the car if the bolts for any reason become unusable (broken, worn out or otherwise damaged)
The spacers can be made from any resilient, non-degradable material that is easy to cut, such as a piece of vinyl tile, a rubber mat, or even a plastic margarine lid.
Step 7. C Make several shims 7, 5-10 cm wide and place each shim under the corner of the machine where it is needed until all corners are balanced
Step 8. Start the car and see what happens
- A worn drive on older machines can also lead to excessive vibration. In this case, the listed methods will not help.
- Washing machines need to be well leveled to work properly, so a level bar, carpenter's tool, or other similar tool can help.
- Unload everything from the machine and try to lighten the weight before operating the machine.
- Find someone to lift the car, or place a spacer while tightening the bolts.
- Before tilting the machine, check the water hoses, drain hose and electrical wire to make sure there is enough slack.