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1.  speed queen quantum silver bad vibrations

Posted 09-08-2017 13:04
Got a speed queen quantum silver that the cabinate vibrates badly when
spinning. The base remains bolted securly to the floor but the cabinate
shakes badly. Less shaking with a really full load. Any ideas? Thanks

2.  RE: speed queen quantum silver bad vibrations

Posted 09-08-2017 16:24
In addition to the base to floor attachment, check the cabinet to base bolts. A tiny bit of play can produce significant vibration and shaking.  I would recommend tightening the bolts to the specified torque. I have had the same issue, and found the problem to be loose cabinet to base bolts.
An unusual issue can be a crack in the concrete where the base is attached to the floor, or a fracture in the washer's frame.

- Winston
Store Owner/ Employee

3.  RE: speed queen quantum silver bad vibrations

Posted 09-13-2017 14:13
My Quatum Silvers sometimes have this issue.  I noticed that the concrete shakes from where it was cut for the plumbing.

Chris M
Norfolk VA

4.  RE: speed queen quantum silver bad vibrations

Posted 09-13-2017 17:05
I have a wascomat W630 that shakes during certain extract cycles even after I've tightened all of the bolts attached to the ground and the machine. I'm going to remove the bolts to the machine and replace with stronger bolts and larger washers to see if that solves the problem. When installing my new washers I forgot 1 bolt and the machine shook the same way so hope this will work.

Richard Heighington
Store owner
Spotless Laundromats
Prince George, B.C. Canada

5.  RE: speed queen quantum silver bad vibrations

Posted 09-14-2017 11:50
The reason it shakes more when thre are fewer clothes is related to not having enough clothes in the machine to balance the load. Check for unbalanced loads.  I check unbalanced issues by running a cycle with a pair of basketball sneakers. If you still get shaking, check with a level to ensure the machine was installed level. Check to see if the back panel is installed. Check to insure all screws holding the outside panels securing the panels to the frame are in place and properly screwed in. Next check the 4 or 6 bolts connecting the washer to the frame. Next verify that the mounting of the base to floor was installed correctly and grouted. Still shaking? Sometimes the concrete floor is not thick enough, the concrete is too old, or the bolts are too small. I use 5/8 inch high quality Redheads. Make sure they have tightened up the bolts after six months of installation. Read the installation to ensure the washer was installed to factory standards. Washer cabinets should not regularly vibrate!

Larry Larsen
Distributor Employee
Anaheim CA