Is your Candy washing machine bouncing and vibrating violently? If so, this guide is for you. We’ll be explaining the causes of this issue and showing you how to fix it. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get right to it…
Candy Washing Machine Bouncing Across Floor [How To Fix]
Is your Candy washing machine bouncing around violently? If so, check the following…
1. Washing Machine Isn’t Balanced
If your washing machine is shaking too much, the first thing you need to check is the legs. Make sure your washing machine sits on a firm even surface. If needed, you can adjust the height of your washing machine’s legs.
2. Loose Drum Counter-Weight
Here’s how to check if the top counter-weight of your washing machine is loose…
Step 1. Unplug your washing machine from its power source before attempting any repairs on your washing machine. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the top panel.
Step 2. Slide the top panel back a few inches and lift it off your washing machine. Inspect the concrete block at the top of your washer’s drum. Try moving the block with your hand. If the block jostles, you’ll need to properly tighten the three bolts securing it to the top.
Step 3. Slide your washing machine’s top panel back on and apply the screws to secure it. Plug your washing machine back to its power source and run a spin cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.
3. Damaged Tub Bearing
If your washing machine’s tub bearing is damaged, the drum will spin violently during cycles. You’ll need to replace the bearing to fix this issue. To learn how to do this, read this article.
4. Damaged Shock Absorber
Here’s what you’ll need to do to replace a damaged shock absorber in your Candy washing machine…
Step 1. In order to prevent water leaks or electrocution, pleas ensure that you unplug your washing machine’s power cord from the outlet and turn the water supply valve off before starting this repair.
Step 2. Pull your washer’s drain hose out of the home drain. Unscrew the two inlet hoses from the ports at the back of your washing machine (some water will spill out).
Step 3. Carefully tilt the washing machine onto its side. Press the protruding tabs on the pointed end of the shock absorber mounting pin. While pressing, pull the pin out of place from the other end using a pair of needle-nosed pliers.
Step 4. Take out the nut holding the shock absorber to the base of the machine using a socket wrench. Pull the shock absorber out of the mounts and set it aside.
Step 5. Remove your new washing machine shock absorber from its packaging. Place the new shock absorber in the mounts and apply the bolt at the base of the machine to secure it.
Step 6. Push the new retaining pin into the upper part of the shock absorber to secure it to the tub (use a pair of pliers if needed). Repeat this process with the second shock if you are replacing both of them.
Step 7. Carefully lift the machine upright and insert the drain hose back into your home drain.
Step 8. Connect the two water supply lines back to the ports at the back of your washing machine (make sure the hoses are secured properly so water can’t spill). turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply. Make sure the issue has been fixed by running a wash cycle.
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