Violent washing machine – help!
did they forget to put the breeze block on top (thats in the back of all washing machines i think?)
you could try and balance the drum a bit better :SPosted 8 years ago
did you leave some dark matter in one of the pockets of your jeans?
that may have enough weight to cause it to walk around?witherseaMember
you need to remove the bolts they fit so it doesn’t get damaged in transit. they are normally big things on the back of the machine – normally have a big health warning on the machine/instructions saying don’t use until you’ve done this! most people do what you’ve done though! it shouldn’t have caused any problems though if its just the once.Posted 8 years agosofatesterMember
Get a fat lass to sit on it. This will solve two problems; firstly it will stop your washing machine running around the room, trashing the place. Secondly it will satisfy the fat lass, which in turn will mean she will not chat me up when I’m out with the hope of sympathy shag!
Everyone is a winner.Posted 8 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
Aha, I know what’s happened here. With German machines, they use “transit bars” for, funnily enough, when it’s in transit. I did not realise this with mine and had the same problem!!
RTFM as it were to find out where they are but you should be able to spot them.
Good luck and let us know how you get on 8)Posted 8 years agomugsys_m8Subscriber
We had the same problem.
We cured it.
It was a bit of a big fix though…
Moving from a Sheffield 2 up 2 down with suspended timber floors to an old farmhouse near Lyon, France with a garage with concrete floor and washing machine plumbing. It works a treat now! Silky smooth
Seriously, check all transit bolts are out, work through the instructions step by step, get someone else to have a look with fresh eyes. Then if still doing it I always thought about it eliminating the problem i.e machine or location. Try it somewhere else on a concrete floor. If it still happens it’s more than likely the machine.
If proved to be the location then try big rubber feet, stiffening up the floor frame locally etc etc.Posted 8 years ago
My Bosch one was dancing all around the kitchen, and sure enough it was the transit bolts.
What was annoying about it though is that the manual doesn’t mention them apart from in an appendix tucked away in the back. They’re not mentioned at all in the “Setting up your new washing machine” section…
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it…Posted 8 years agoSweetJumpsMember
I assume that when you read the instructions you took out the transit bolts out; in which case the machine is obviously *****d so get the hose pipe, muckoff and brush out and clean your clothes like a man, don’t forget to spray everything in GT85 when they are dry.Posted 8 years ago
Right, there’s nothing in the manual or installation instructions about transit bolts, or any stickers on the back, but there are four large bolts at the back each holding a curved plastic bracket, around which the waste hose was wound when it was delivered. Do these sound like transit bolts?Posted 8 years ago
Right, there’s nothing in the manual or installation instructions about transit bolts, or any stickers on the back, but there are four large bolts at the back each holding a curved plastic bracket, around which the waste hose was wound when it was delivered. Do these sound like transit bolts?
I can’t say, but it will definitely have them otherwise it would be fubared by the time it was delivered.Posted 8 years ago
Check to see if your model is on the list at the bottom of the page, if so your transit bolts should look like the picture.
pretty long and they usually have some kind of large plastic spacer on the other side
Yep, that’s them!
The ‘manual’ is an 8 page A5 folded leaflet, with no appendixes at all (unless Mrs Tyred removed and hid the real thing in order to test my handyman skills).
OK, I’ll remove all four, switch it back on and see what happens…Posted 8 years ago
My new washing machine is psychotic. He arrived this morning, all German and friendly-looking and connected up no bother, in the same place as the recently-deceased one. I even read the instructions first, adjusted the feet and checked with a spirit level then did the first empty cycle.
The floor in there is just floorboards, so there’s a bit of movement, but I’ve put down rubber matting from the workshop. Feels solid enough when the machine’s off, I can’t rock it in any direction.
All’s well until he gets onto a spin cycle, then he starts trying to destroy the laundry cupboard. There’s nothing holding him in place either side, so he just goes wandering off, banging about all over the place.
This does not seem normal. Its a Bosch something or other.
Does anyone have any tips for keeping it in place?
Uh oh, here we go again…Posted 8 years ago
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