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Old 01-11-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
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Washer dryer shaking

Was wondering if any one can suggest slowing the RV shakes when washing drying? Have a 5th wheel and I have big foot I though about getting stabilizers for front legs.
Any one think this would help?

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Don, it all depends on how well balanced the load is. One thing you can do is to stop the machine and move the load around a bit and see if it helps. Problem is there will generally be a certain amount of shake when spinning.

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X2 on balance and shakes on spin. Always comes down to this - will wash more than capable of drying - so most loads are overloaded at spin and dry. So first tip is start with a smaller load.

Second tip - use recommended fabric softener. Without it, things tend to cling and clump together. The fabric softener allows them to separate and not be thrown around the tub like size 14 tennis shoes.

As stated - you can pull and readjust items - but this must be done routinely. Get the load size right first - smaller than you think - and use the liquid fabric softener. You will eventually get used to the load size - time etc and the shake on spin and dry won't bother you.
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Have you tried running the washer without a load? Maybe the drum itself is unbalanced. We cannot feel ours except at the initial spin-dry start.
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Hi Don, I am thinking here this subject is based on what the washer is sitting on, Maybe a 3/4" piece of plywood under the feet would help(glued and fastened to the flooring). Think of this, first floor washing machine, can hear it and feel it running put it in the basement on concrete and run it.......I am not sure how Newmar mounted my Kenmore or what kind of flooring under it, but you can't even tell its running, even in the spin cycle, very quite.
Just a thought......
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I'll try that!
See what it does.
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Some front load type machines have a large cement block in the machine for counter balance. These are prone to fracture causing excessive shacking. Not saying this is it but something to eliminate as a possibility.
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If your machine is a front-loader combination washer/dryer, then it will shake. We bought a Eurotech machine for the sticks & bricks a few years ago. The Splendide is essentially the same machine.

It shook so bad that pictures on the wall of the bedroom next to the laundry room fell off the wall and wallboard nails popped out. I was planning to build a shock-absorber platform for it, but decided to trade it back to the appliance store for a conventional washer/drier pair.

My platform would have been two sheets of 3/4" plywood, the size of the machine's base, with 2" long coil springs between them, attached to both sheets. The lower sheet would have been fastened to the floor, the machine bolted to the upper one. The intention was to let the machine bounce around on the springs without transferring its vibrations to the floor.

I don't know if it would have worked like I expected, since it never got tried out.
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Some front load type machines have a large cement block in the machine for counter balance. These are prone to fracture causing excessive shacking. Not saying this is it but something to eliminate as a possibility.
No wonder my washer weighs a ton!!
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We had a Splendide in our motorhome and it shook. We have one in our Excel and it shakes. I finally decided it was a cheap way to get a massage while sitting in my recliner.
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Shaking is a complaint many RV owners complain about. There are a couple of things one can do to minimize. I got some 1/2 inch thick rubber and cut it into 4 pads about 4 inch by 4 inch. Place one under each foot of the machine. you can stop by most any industrial distributor and ask for a couple of pieces of scrap rubber. don't get the red rubber as it will just fall apart from the vibration. #2. Put a board across the top of the machine to hold it in place. These two fixes have worked for me. Safe travels.... ed
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I called Splendide and did what they suggested, make sure machine was level and lighter loads. After making sure it was really close to being level it was actually worse.
So thanks for every ones help..
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I used JT Strongarms to brace the front legs, eliminating most of the shaking. They also keep the trailer from shaking when we get "frisky" !!
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We have stacked Whirlpools that sit on a rubber mat. Every once in a while if we are washing heavy towels or jeans and the washer gets out of balance on the spin cycle you can feel it. It gets amplified by the air suspension. You haven't lived until you've been sitting on the loo (right next door) when this occurs.
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