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Old 11-11-2019, 12:32 AM   #1
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Exclamation Washer Rocking & Rolling !

Hey guys!

Is there any way to anchor that washer and dryer so that it's not always trying to rock through the walls? It really shakes!
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:04 AM   #2
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Check the screws on the brackets holding both appliances. Make sure they are tight.

I got a tip from a poster here to place styrofoam pool noodles between the wall and the washer. I did this and the vibration has lessened.

My dryer doesn’t vibrate the coach but the washer does, when it starts the spin cycle. Otherwise, I don’t experience much vibration.
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Is there a chance the shipping bolts the support the suspension of the guts to cabinet were not removed.Had to remove these bolts/spacers on my last two front loaders. Your exact model I'm not sure of. Some times the self leveling system on some models will get in a bind and no do its job.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:30 AM   #4
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On ours, the feet are adjustable for level. Mine did the funky chicken and found one leg was not touching the floor. Re-leveled and problem reduced. They are angry machines when spinning hahahaha.
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We use only the lower spin speed for that reason.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:09 AM   #6
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See this post (and thread).

An effective Splendide hold-down bracket or method?

I have no idea if the brackets mentioned fit your Splendide.
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Cant tell from your picture, but do you have a couple of 'Z' shaped spring steel brackets screwed into the top of the machine, and bottom of the dryer cabinet?
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:06 AM   #8
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Noodle material is easiest and lets the machine do it's thing without transmitting vibrations. Hard mounts capture all that energy and shake internal parts harder.

JMHO...old Chinook pilot, we know vibrations

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We had the same problem with our Splendide 2000 W/D. Two things pretty much solved the problem.

Ours had carpet under the unit which I removed. I found out the Splendide makes brackets to anchor the front feet to the floor. https://www.campingworld.com/splendi...BoCEM4QAvD_BwE The front feet on the unit are adjustable. I used these to level it side-to-side and front-to-back, then installed the brackets.

That solved most of the shaking, but we found that running it with a small load will cause extreme shaking! Much better to put in what you might consider to be too large a load!

Hope this helps!
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Mine has metal brackets that attach to the top back of the machine to the back wall. Pulled out of the machine and the wall. I put a 1x4 across the back wall and secured it in several placeses and secured the machine to that. You can remove the shelf above it for access
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As has been noted in some of the above comments, you want to isolate the machine from the MH. Solid anchors just transmit the vibration to the rest of the MH. Using those foam worms/anti-vibration bolts are really the only thing that will help. Not wanting the W/D to fly to the front during braking is a concern so replacing the leveling bolt/feet with anchors is really the only solution. Big job and I took the advice and use only medium spin. Still vibrates the MH but less the full spin.
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Thanks everyone for your advice!

It rained last night and I'm going to have to go back to looking at the slide out leak

I woke up this morning and the carpet is soaked and even the couch is soaked. Pretty sure I'm going to give up and just put the slide back in on a permanent basis
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I cut a board to fit over the top, filling to the sides. Using some anti slip material beneath the board and on top of the washer so when the board is fastened down hard things down squeak.

With the board sitting on top I installed a shelf support board. Just a 1x2 along the top edge of the board. It is not on the bottom of the board as a shelf support would be, but along the top edge. I lifted the shelf up on one edge a fraction of an inch, then installed the first shelf support on one the low end. Then pressing down on the other side I installed the second shelf support.

Clear as mud I know. A board on top pressed down on each ends. It holds very well. We full time and it gets a workout.
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Finally, some success. On a lark (keep in mind I've been busy on the slide out leak and a broken water drain hose for the kitchen) I jammed a full size pool noodle on one side of the washer/dryer and a half a noodle on the other side and then put in a large throw rug and let 'er rip - complete with the spin set to high speed. This is a full size throw rug.....

Wow ! When it hit the high speed cycle the motorhome hardly moved. I went over and looked at the machine, it was oscillating very fast but I have to say, probably 90% of those oscillations were cancelled out with the noodles.

When I get a chance I'll center the machine so I can install two full thickness noodles on each side. I'm more then happy with the results - thank you all VERY much. If it can handle a high-speed spin on a large throw rug full of water then it can handle anything. Just super !!!
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