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Hello everyone,

I am looking to replace the feet of my machine as they seem to have worn down over the years, this has caused excessive vibrations when the machine is in full spin. 

Has anyone had experience with doing this? What kind of ones should I be looking for? The ones that are currently inside the machine look fairly basic and have a hard base.

 

Thanks in advance for the help!

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I expect most washing machine feet are cheap and not so great quality these days. You should be able to buy new feet if you can find them. Try 4Washerhelp  

Alternatively you could try placing specially designed cups underneath them. Try searching for rubber feet for washing machines.

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I also suspect this as they should be lasting the full life of the Machine really.. 

Thanks for the suggestions, what do you think of these; http://www.vital-parts.co.uk/washing-machine-feet-6168-p.asp

I found them after a search and they look like they have a similar shape base to the ones I currently have, would they be any good at taking away some of the vibration? They say they have an EPDM base which is a rubber so should also grip well.

 

Thanks.

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The vibration may not be anything to do with the feet but if they look worn I can see why you'd try them first. I can't say if all washing machine feet have the same size shaft and thread but they appear to imply they do. If you could find the "proper" feet for them as a spare part it might be safer. They should last the rest of the life of the machine as the machines don't last that long any more. Otherwise double check that they will fit your machine at the site. They do look OK.

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Thanks Andy.

I've done a quick measurement to confirm and they do seem like they would fit my machine so I think I am going to go for them. 

In terms of the proper feet I did find them but they were far too expensive in comparison. 

I will see how these go then update!

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OK let me know how you get on. 

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