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Old 05-27-2008, 04:40 AM   #1
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This weekend I pulled our Whirlpool washer out of it's closet to look for a small water leak that would drip into the pan which is under it. To my surprise I found the shipping locks still installed. There are four bolts with rubber bushings and a plastic insert which are suppose to be removed. There are also two rods at the bottom which are held in place with screws, these are also suppose to be removed. With this not being removed the washer is not allowed to ride on it's four shock struts. This washer has been in use for 3 years. I found the leak, removed the shipping locks and reinstalled the washer. It is so quite now that you don't even know it's running and when it spins it doesn't shake the trailer. There is a large warning decal on the back of the washer that tells you to remove these locks so it's not like you have to read the instruction book, just be awake. I don't know if this is an isolated oversight or if there are others out there waiting to be discovered. You can easily check to see if they are removed by looking behind the washer with a mirror and flashlight.
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This weekend I pulled our Whirlpool washer out of it's closet to look for a small water leak that would drip into the pan which is under it. To my surprise I found the shipping locks still installed. There are four bolts with rubber bushings and a plastic insert which are suppose to be removed. There are also two rods at the bottom which are held in place with screws, these are also suppose to be removed. With this not being removed the washer is not allowed to ride on it's four shock struts. This washer has been in use for 3 years. I found the leak, removed the shipping locks and reinstalled the washer. It is so quite now that you don't even know it's running and when it spins it doesn't shake the trailer. There is a large warning decal on the back of the washer that tells you to remove these locks so it's not like you have to read the instruction book, just be awake. I don't know if this is an isolated oversight or if there are others out there waiting to be discovered. You can easily check to see if they are removed by looking behind the washer with a mirror and flashlight.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:04 AM   #3
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Bob,
I've actually had this same problem in the "sticks/bricks" house. We ordered new Maytag front loaders from Lowe's and had severe vibration issues from day one. Several "technician" visits later and the problem was still there -- then, I put on my 'Rockin' hat and discovered two shipping bolts still in-place.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:51 AM   #4
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Bob,

Thanks for sharing that info...I can see where that would be something a tech might overlook on installation.

By chance did you get any pix???

Chief,
Thanks for the attention! I just can't seem to get enough!
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:44 AM   #5
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Bob.... OOPS!!! You got one of those from that period when we were forgetting to remove the shipping bolts. That was a few years back. I know because I got one too. I'm sorry we missed yours. We're doing it the right way now.

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Old 05-27-2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ExcelRVGuy:
Bob.... OOPS!!! You got one of those from that period when we were forgetting to remove the shipping bolts. That was a few years back. I know because I got one too. I'm sorry we missed yours. We're doing it the right way now.

Bryan </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Bob,

You reckon that's Bryan's silver tougued way of telling you.....it time to "freshin up" your rig with a new one??? Ha! Just funnin' Bryan....your alright....it's the world that's wrong. Ha.

P.S. I think we don't pick on you enough. If we did...it would take some of the "pressure" off me!
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:32 AM   #7
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He makes these little subliminal comments when you have a coach that's over two years old.
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So Bob.... would you like for me to send a subliminal email to Sharon explaining the benefits of having a NEW washer/dry combo.... in a new trailer?

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Old 05-27-2008, 12:02 PM   #9
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No that's OK. Lets see if she ever gets a chance to enjoy this one first. It has a whopping 3160 miles on it already.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ExcelRVGuy:
So Bob.... would you like for me to send a subliminal email to Sharon explaining the benefits of having a NEW washer/dry combo.... in a new trailer?

Bryan </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bryan,

Careful how you direct your brillant marketing skills. Remember, not everywhere is like SC...out here in the real world "guys" like Bob and me are "the domestic kings" of our rigs!!!!!!! Sorry...it started raining and I had to stop waxing Journey. Puts me in one of my quirky moods so thought I'd come in and take it out on the forum!

I can tell you Bob does a super meticulous job on his rig. Could be in a Good Houskeeping mag! Bob, hope you don't mind me bragging on one of your many skills! Rockin'
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Hey rockintom,

Glad to hear you are polishing up the truck!! When you get done, come to Raleigh and help me wax my "antiques".

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Old 05-27-2008, 05:38 PM   #12
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Steve,
Been waxin' the Journey....Tug is next. 3.5 days on the trailer.....1 day on the Tug! What fun!

Don't think your's needs waxing....isn't aluminum siding on that old mother goose??? Ha.

All kiddin' aside...your rig is in great shape. However, everything is relative....I thought my rig was old...until you parked next to me at the rally!
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I've been washing and waxing too. I hope to finish up today.

Hang in there. Gotta go to Home Depot to get some aluminum siding to replace the pieces that blew off at the Outer Banks!

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Old 05-28-2008, 03:51 AM   #14
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RockinTom says

"out here in the real world "guys" like Bob and me are "the domestic kings" of our rigs!!!!!!! "

Now wait just a minute. I think I am the Domestic King. I cook, clean and do the days washing each morning before I go outside for my regular projects. Miss Jo rarely lifts a finger.
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