|View single post by john63|
|Posted: Fri Oct 22nd, 2010 04:45 am||
|If the washer is on a WOOD FLOOR---this is the source of the shaking / rattle / vibration / noise.
Leveling the washer (with a level tool ) is done mostly for cosmetic reasons (ie, leveled and even with the dryer).
Once a washer has been leveled---it is necessary to add a single bath-towel and put the washer in a *drain / spin* cycle. Wait until the tub begins to "ramp-up" to higher spin speed---then check both of the front "legs" of the washer for slight movement off the floor (hop). This can be done by simply placing a finger on each of the front leveling legs until it can be felt which leg is moving up & down.
Using a special wrench (provided with most front load washers) adjust the leveling leg incrimentally until the movement stops completely.
At this point all of the leveling legs should be LOCKED. This is done by tightening a nut on the leveling leg against the base of the washer to keep the washer leveling legs from becoming "out-of-adjustment" from normal use of the washer over time.
Whirlpool front load washers on a wood floor--in most cases--cannot be made smooth during a spin cycle with laundry in the tub. Most consumers will say that they've given up trying to actually stop the spin cycle racket and have decided to "live with it".
On a CONCRETE FLOOR---this washer should NOT vibrate / shake. Certainly shouldn't toss items from the top of the washer onto the floor.
As long as the secondary adjustment was done---testing of the washer with a single towel in the tub---which "mimics" an imbalanced load condition---to allow precise leveling of the washer legs.