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Bosch Nexxt 300 - Shake rattle & roll

Meaning of Bosch in German

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#1 mrberad

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:54 PM

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 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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#2 john63

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

<<<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.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#3 mrberad

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:55 PM

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!

#4 john63

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:19 PM

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.

Edited by john63, 01 March 2012 - 11:20 PM.

To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#5 mrberad

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

Once again many thanks!

Cheers!






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