No, Joe's right, the suspension can't handle it unless it's
engineered to do so.
I well remember Frigidaire's '1010 speed' toploaders
that spun at over 1000 rpm. They certainly did a great
job of water extraction, but if they were on a wood
floor, you wanted them bolted down really well.
We used one here in our old farmhouse in the late 70's,
and after I bolted it to the floor, we had trouble keeping
jars on the pantry shelves, LOL! Without the lag bolts,
it'd end up a couple feet out into the room! They worked
well on concrete, though.
With today's bigger capacities, it'd be even worse. The
old 1010's (mine was a '68) were rated 12 lb dry. I can't
imagine the stresses generated by 18-20 lbs (or overloaded
to 30!) spinning on a horizontal axis at 1000 rpm.
Good question, though. Does make one think there oughta
be a way...
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