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Whirlpool Duet washer Vibrates the house!

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Brassy, May 14, 2007.

  1. technosapien

    technosapien New Member

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    FTR -- I just finished installing our duet washer today, complete with tight feet bolts and hockey pucks, and on high speed spin the washer is quiet and doesn't seem to vibrate at all.
    Dunno if it matters that I'm in a townhome or not.

    No complaints!
     
  2. sandaddy

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    So you put the washer up on hockey pucks that you buy from a sports store?

    I wonder what the thinking is there - why that works.

    Good luck. Glad it's working for you.
     
  3. technosapien

    technosapien New Member

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    I also read it somewhere during google searches related to this topic after reading about it here. I believe the point is that the pucks, which are essentially solid rubber, work like shock absorbers. I should take the washer off of them and run a load, I suppose, to see if they really do help but for the effort it took to get them on the pucks, and considering it's a smooth ride now, I'm not sure it's worth it.

    It had the added benefit of lifting the washer up a few inches so I could reach the locking nuts on the feet after adjusting the height while the washer is inside the drip pan (the pan is only an inch or two bigger in any dimension than the base of the machine...). It's easier to tighten those nuts and maintain balance when the feet aren't free-spinning by being lifted up off the floor....

    Edit: also, the metal case of the washer isn't perfectly flat or square so I had some trouble... I finally went with the four top corners on the sides, when all 4 came level as well as the top left and right edges, I figured it had to be pretty well-balanced. But even set up this way, if I place a level on the top front edge, it shows slightly off-level.
     
  4. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    technoguy....did you get the drawer that goes underneath the washer and dryer too?
     
  5. technosapien

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