Right the new washing machine is now up and running, at long last, and its
walking! The kitchen floor is plane wooden floor boards as its above my
cellar, at some stage soon a slate floor is going to be laid and I'll get
the builders to slate under the washing machine, which will hopefully calm
things down, but in the mean time I need to stop the bloody thing from
moving out of the room! The washing machine is a 1600 spin and when its
spinning it moves a fair old bit. I have put 18mm of chipboard under it but
this doesn't seem to have helped much, apart from putting in a bigger bit of
board and screwing it into some joists has anyone got any other ideas?
I had the same problem with a friends washing machine. I opened up the top
cover and found that the people that installed it had left a transit bracket
I removed the bracket and had no more trouble.
exactly why top spin speed machines arent popular, its difficult to
stop them going walkies.
One option is to tie the machine in place with nylon rope: the rope's
give allows it to vibrate but not walk. OK if you can get behind the
machine when its in place. Means sinking some hooks into something
solid too. Only tie to the base of the machine, not higher up.
Another is just to reduce the max speed it does. Etc etc - none of
them are ideal, but usable.
email@example.com (N. Thornton) writes:
Strange -- the 1400 RPM on my old Hotpoint is probably the most
stable spin speed, as it's well above the resonant frequency of
the case and framework. Even unbalanced, the machine stays rock
solid. If it's very unbalanced prior to moving up to spin speed
and the machine fails a third attempt to re-balance the load,
it will only do 1000 RPM.
Kerry - what make is it - I have had 2 Hotpoints shaking my house, (7
flats), to bits for a year. I've just bought a Hoover, which doesnt
shake the house at all.
My other half has a Hotpoint on a concrete floor, and it shakes like
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