GE front loader washer banging help

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Old 01-04-11, 07:58 PM
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GE front loader washer banging help

I have a front loader GE HE washer. When we do a load of laundry the drum is constantly banging around. It did it before then I leveled the feet and it stoped. The machine walked a little one time and I put it back and checked the level again. It was within the marks on the level although not perfect, but about where they were before it walked and it is banging again. My wife swears she does not put to many clothes in or that they are unbalanced. I don't know what to check. I don't want to call out somone for them to charge me $200 for something simple. The washer is on one of those pedistools, if that were a little loose would that do it? Should I try to tilt it a little more forward? Any suggestions or if you need any more information... I really appreciate any suggestions.
 
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Old 01-04-11, 08:32 PM
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The floor has to be solid for these type of washers. I am on a crawlspace and when I first got the front loader it banged and walked out of the closet all the time. I leveled it perfect. These things spin at like 3000 rpms. My whole floor shakes. I think the pedestal does not help. Heavy appliance on tin drawer.

Anyway I took the drawer out and drilled 4 pilot holes in the cross members of the pedistal and screwed the thing to the floor. No issues since.

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Old 01-05-11, 03:03 AM
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Don't worry about level close is ok, What you need is all 4 feet solid on floor. Put a couple of towels in washer, put in rinse and spin wait until it gets to a high spin and level (1) front foot You will see it smooth out if going right direction. Before you start make sure the washer is solid on floor (no wiggles) when pushed. I always use the foot that easiest to reach.
 
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Thanks for the infor guys. The floor is solid. It is in the basement on concrete floors. I can't say much for the 90 year old concrete being level, but it is solid. I feel like the washer doesn't wiggle around on the floor, but maybe I don't know what I'm talking about... I didn't get time to do it tonight, but I will try what you recommend and report back. Thanks again.
 
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Old 01-06-11, 04:51 AM
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You might take off lower panel and check the shocks. make sure none of them broke, Have never seen this with your washer but always first time.
 
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What lower panel? Also, do youguys know how those drawers come out on the base? I think one of the bolts that holds the pedastol to the washer is loose.
 
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OK, I got the bottom drawer off. One bolt holding the pedestal to the washer was loose and all the lock nuts on the washer feet were loose. I made it a little more level and tightened everything up. I am running a load now and I wlll see if it makes any noise.
 
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Old 01-07-11, 03:31 AM
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No lower panel under door? must be a washer I have yet to see. All GE's I have seen have a panel between door and drawer. Post model# so I can see a picture of washer. Thanks
 
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There was a little drawer thing on the bottom of the washer. but I was trying to get the storage drawer that was in the pedestal. It was just two little bolts, one on each side screwing the slide track to the drawer. The washer is a little over a year old.
 
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It is model # WCVH6800J1WW
 
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