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is there a way to stop the washing machine from vibrating loudly? Answered

When the washing machine stops spinning during the rinse cycle it makes a loud rattling sound that echos through the house. Is there a way I can tighten or replace something or do I just buy a new one?

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codongolev (author)2009-06-09

you could try putting the corners up on some sort of foam blocks. that would stop the floor from amplifying the noise.

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Z.. (author)2009-06-09

I have the same problem. I believe it's because my washer is not balanced properly. I'm going to readjust the balance of the casters at the base..., and cross my fingers!

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mikeasaurus (author)2009-06-08

Easy Answer:
Washing machines sometimes toss the clothes all to one side during the 'spin' cycle, this will make it off balance and could be hitting the side of the washer as it's powering down. Try making sure your clothes are well separated before you start the wash cycle.

Plan B:
The builder in me says to open that bad boy and get busy. The inside of a washer isn't complicated. Depending on model, most machines are set up the same. When you open the lid, the agitator (spinning arm) sits independent of the drum (large steel inside), it is possible to remove the cap from the top of the agitator and remove it. Below it you should see another bolt or washer, if they are loose or worn you can replace them. Reverse steps to reassemble, obviously.

If all else fails:Call a pro, but you gave it a shot anyways.

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