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Washing Machine Shaking

During the washing cycle, you may be shocked to hear some thunderous rumbling coming from your washer. The drum has to spin to best remove the water from your laundry.

However, if during a fast spin cycle, the washing machine may shake so vigorously, which, if not dealt with could lead to a more severe fault possibly leading to a new appliance.

Cause 1

Unbalanced Load

If your washing machine is unbalanced it could cause a frighteningly thunderous banging. At best, a thumping and jumping machine is a nuisance - however, if not resolved the drum could stop altogether which of course is why you are here.

By applying a simple fix, which we advise below - you may be able to save your washer from heading to the scrap yard.

  • Remove your current washing load and start a cycle empty to confirm that the drum still spins.

If the machine operates as normal then the fault originally lied with the appliance being loaded with one or two heavy weighing items causing an unbalanced load.

To help counter this problem, balancing the heavy garments when washing should help ensure the drum can spin.

Another possible solution would be to separate your heavy garments and perform a “heavy wash”.

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