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mrberad

Bosch Nexxt 300 - Shake rattle & roll

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OK I haven't had a problem with my Bosch washer in about 10 months, so it decided it missed you guys.

This sucker is shaking the house pretty badly nowadays - I got some $40 anti vibration pads and this is the improvement courtesy of you tube http://youtu.be/4MxCf07Wa24 this guy is coming from its top spin down. Please notice the wobble of the drum in and out.

Now I know you guys like to blame anything that is not a concrete floor for shaking, but why now after almost 3 years?

Any insight is appreciated. I wish I had my mom's 1976 avocado green Maytag right about now.

Cheers!

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<<<OK I haven't had a problem with my Bosch washer in about 10 months>>>

<<<Now I know you guys like to blame anything that is not a concrete floor for shaking, but why now after almost 3 years?>>>

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I'm confused here.

In any case---this washer is not a good candidate for WOOD FLOOR laundry rooms.

If the washer is on a WOOD FLOOR---it is virtually impossible to get this model to be 100% vibration-free during the spin cycle.

Try the following:

1) Level the washer with a LEVEL TOOL

2) Once level---get rid of the LEVEL TOOL---it'll never be needed again.

3) Place a single towel (to mimic an imbalanced load condition) in the tub and select the SPIN ONLY cycle.

4) As the tub begins to *ramp-up* to a faster spin speed---feel both of the front leveling legs of the washer with your fingers.

Adjust the leveling leg that is lifting/hopping off the floor (usually 1/4 to 1/2 turn)until the leg stops lifting up & down.

5) Lock all of the leveling legs of the washer (this done by tightening a *nut* on the leg---against the washer frame) to prevent an

out-of-adjustment of the leveling leg from normal vibration over time.

This applies to all front loading washers on WOOD or CONCRETE FLOORS.

NOTE:

On your YouTube video---I could not determine if the floor was congoleum or tile.

If the flooring is tile---verify that none of the leveling legs sits on the edge of the tile (grout section).

A leveling leg on the edge of a tile will cause shaking (not a flat surface)

Again---if the laundry room has a WOOD FLOOR---the best that can be done for this Bosch washer---is to reduce/minimize the degree/severity of the shaking/vibration/rattle during the spin cycle.

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Academy Fellow:

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. The washer rests on tile with a wood subfloor of an 80 year old albeit still sturdy house.

I agree with you that this washer is not ideal for a wood floor, but it has become progressively worse in 3 short years of ownership.

So, I re leveled the washer per your instructions. I removed the anti vibration pads and adjusted all 4 leveling legs (the ones in the rear do not self level). Two of the locking nuts were loose and I took care not to place any legs near the grout.

I ran the spin cycle with one towel and adjusted and tighten the legs. The result was a good improvement. I then spent way too long getting the anti vibration pads back in place and I think was worse with them.

So all in all many thanks as this did improve my situation, but this Bosch is still ridiculous in its vibrations. I may just have to punt it.

By the way, what is an ideal washer if you have a wood floor?

Thanks once again,

Cheers!

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LG and Samsung front loading washers are *designed/engineered* for WOOD floors.

LG overall---is a much simpler design (especially software)

These new washers will behave differently than the Bosch (and other washers) in this way...

1) 0-to-400 rpm:

Spin Cycle begins---low end rocking occurs---some spring tension sounds can be heard.

2) 400 rpm-to-top speed:

All vibration stops. Normal spin cycle duration (as if on a concrete floor)

3) 400 rpm-to-0

As the spin cycle ends---and the tub coasts to a stop---some noise/rattle can be heard briefly.

With the Bosch washer---shaking/vibration/walking/rattling/etc occurs for the *entire* duration of the spin cycle.

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Once again many thanks!

Cheers!

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