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Washing Machine vibration endagering floor stability?

Postby lazens » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:57 pm

Hallo,In the usual attempts to cram 2000 technology into an 80 year old rented building a washing machine has been installed that vibrates like heck on spin cycle shaking everything around.Its truly scary making a loud jet engine like noise.
It is on an upper floor that is underneath as far as may be discerned-wooden planks.
It actually doubles as the bathroom so the floor often gets saturated with water.
Now our over active imaginations are thinking-wet wood loses its strength plus stress of vibration?
could the machine fall through the floor!!!?????
Whe it was plumbed in we do not think it was even run through its paces....We remember reading about a case in history where a crowd of people danced a Polka on a sprung wodden floor and the set up vibrations caused the floor to give way with subsequent loss of life....
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Postby john9159 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:04 pm

If it's too late and people have already perished then don't read this.
All such appliances (washers, fridges etc) have adjustable feet for which you need a spanner and spirit level.
Only the front feet need adjusting until level, this will prevent all the worst vibrations anddamage to the appliance.
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