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Hi

This 8kg wash/5kg dryer (1400rpm max) seems to have an issue. When I run it empty with just some detergent it runs fine and doesn't vibrate, even at e.g. 1200rpm

When I wash anything in it e.g. 3 thin old towels the wash cycle runs fine but the spin cycle causes vibration from side to side even when I just run the machine at 1000rpm. The transit bolts have been removed as otherwise I assume that if they hadn't even the empty machine would vibrate.

It used to be able to wash whatever and spin at 1200 or even 1400 without issue.

thoughts?

it replaced a smaller capacity different brand machine that never had this issue

(I can't correct the title - the machine is a Hoover Dynamic Next washer dryer, not Dynamix!)

Meant to add: I've read all the stuff about balancing a load etc. but the more items I put in the worse the vibration gets.

If the suspension was faulty would the machine vibrate even when run with no clothing, just water and detergent? As this isn't what I see.

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You could have a fault on the suspension, but it could also be that you are under-loading the drum. I would expect a load of just 3 towels to be unbalanced and cause vibration. If you put a lot more towels in things should be better.

This is particularly a problem with large drum capacity washing machines. Counter intuitively, small loads can cause a washing machine to vibrate excessively or even thump and jump around. This is all explained in my article here washing machine jumps and bangs on spin - read it all for a good understanding but the section headed, "Extra large drums make balancing loads harder" is particularly relevant.

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Hi - I put in the cottons that I actually wanted to wash and put 2 of these paper-thin old towels that I didn't actually want to wash. I set the spin speed to 1200rpm. It seemed to work well. I had to pop a couple of sticky foam pads to put on the left and right-hand-side of the control panel to stop them vibrating next to the kitchen unit sides as it's clearly not got the best quality but otherwise ok. If there was a suspension fault would this ok wash cycle actually be possible?

I don't feel that this machine has the build quality to spin at 1400rpm, but does spinning at 1200rpm rather then e.g. 1000rpm make the no doubt cheap suspension work better do you think?

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In my opinion many washing machines aren't built well enough to cope with really fast spin speeds. The faster speeds are just there as a selling pint, to add perceived value and allow higher prices. If you think about it what are all these different spin speeds for? Surely there is an optimum spin speed and all washing machines should spin at this speed? The slower the spin speed the less wear and tear, less noise, less shaking around - but obviously less drying too. I would suggest 1200 rpm is close to optimum. Faster spins may well get small amounts of extra water out but if they don't increase the quality of the parts in the machine (which they generally don't) then it's not worth having in my opinion - Washing machine spin speeds

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