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Topic: OT Stacked washer/dryer was Sometimes, (17 msgs / 332 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
Dave,
My washer and dryer are stacked and I have some trouble caused by the
dryer, on top of the washer, swaying. The exhaust tube comes off and
actually broke. Do you have suggestions about keeping the stacked
units from swaying?
Brian
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2) From: Joseph Robertson
Brian,
Being the general contractor I am. I probably would take some extreme
measure and build a shelf in between the two that the dryer sits on to give
it a firm foundation. Would not have to be that thick. I can't think of an
easy fix here.
JoeR
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3) From: Brian Kamnetz
Thanks, Joe. I don't have tools etc, but my neighbor is handy and
might help me. Building a frame to support the dryer sure sounds like
a very good fix.
Brian
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4) From: Joseph Robertson
OT reply....
Your welcome Brian. I'm daily challenged by these kinds of issues. Always
fun to help someone.
JoeR
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5) From: Larry Williams
You might want to re-level the machines and try smaller loads.  AND 
remember you can't wash and dry the dog in there.  I will never balance. 
Larry
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6) From: Brian Kamnetz
They seem to be pretty level. The problem is that of course the dryer
is on top, and when the washer spin-cycles the movement is magnified.
I use a slower spin that seems to have helped quite a bit in reducing
the swaying. I like the idea of a platform for the dryer, but it will
be a while before I would be able to implement that idea.
Brian
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7) From: Ira
At 11:19 PM 7/20/2008, you wrote:
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Shouldn't sway unless the feet aren't adjusted right or the floor is 
soft.  Why is it swaying?
Ira
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8) From: Brian Kamnetz
The stack sways rapidly back and forth when the washer is in the spin
cycle. The top moves, probably, less than an inch. There is a little
back and forth (left and right) movement in the washer in spin cycle,
but of course that is amplified to the dryer on top of the washer.
Part of the reason I considered it to be a problem is that the dryer
vent hose was not installed properly and fell off a few times. I have
replaced it and so far it has stayed in place, and I assume it will
continue to. So, it's not really a problem, especially since I started
using a slower spin cycle. But still I would like to stabilize it
more.
Brian
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9) From: Ira
At 09:02 AM 7/21/2008, you wrote:
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But the lower spin wastes energy.
Ira
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10) From: raymanowen
"...I have some trouble caused by the dryer, on top of the washer, swaying.-
"The exhaust tube comes off and actually broke.-
"Do you have suggestions about keeping the stacked units from swaying?"
It's a blow up set up unless you have the leveling feet correctly adjusted,
stacked or not in case of a natural gas heated dryer.
For the same reason that the un leveled machine's whipping around broke the
ducting, it will also break the electric cord wherever it wags and/ or the
natural gas line if so equipped.
Stacked or not, the feet must be adjusted for machine level. My new set
could have been stacked- but that would have put the pedestal-mounted washer
door at a convenient height, with the dryer almost in the rafters, the door
head-high and the controls above that. Prior Planning...
We traded Dan and Gretchen their 80's set for our new set before becoming
apartment dwellers. Gretchen prefers deep knee bends to the pedestals. C'est
la vie.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
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11) From: raymanowen
Leaves more for the dryer or boy that carries clothes out to the clothes
line- me at "315" in Peoria.
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12) From: Morris Nelson
I had a "double decker" on the second floor of my 100+ year old house.  They
were the smaller size from Sears.  Loved them.  Shook the house A LOT. Never
moved.  The best advice I got was get the feet perfect or better yet, set it
on concrete.

13) From: Dave Huddle
Wow - thay swaying can't be good.    Our appliances are KitchenAide -
came with some kind of bracket to attach the dryer to the washer.
I've never noticed any vibration or swaying at all.    I'm amazed at
how smoothly the washer runs during the spin cycles.  Even high speed
with a big load of towels.
The laundry/coffee roasting/dog room has a tile floor put in over the
old subfloor in what used-to-be the kitchen.
I wonder if your washer is properly level on all 4 feet.
Dave
Westerville, OH
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14) From: Brian Kamnetz
I think it is leveled ok... It doesn't seem to want to rock at all
when not running. Maybe that isn't the appropriate test?
Brian
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15) From: raymanowen
   1. "I think it is leveled ok...
   2.  It doesn't seem to want to rock at all when not running.
   3.  Maybe that isn't the appropriate test?"
Ray puts brain in gear before flapping lips- Kerchunk.
   1. -or Maybe not*.
   2. OK, I'll play the game- You want it should never rock, Never run it.
   Or, adjust it while it is running.
   3. *This is where it gets good- Adjust the feet while the machine is in
   the Spin cycle, where it does rock. Push toward the opposite corner from the
   front corners. One of them will have far more effect on the spin wobbling
   than the other. Adjust that corner's foot lower until the wobbling stops.
Wurkt gud fer me.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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16) From: Brian Kamnetz
Those are good suggestions, Ray. (One sign they are good is when I
read them and hit my forehead with the heal of my hand and say, "Why
didn't I think of that???!!!") I am in Wisconsin now, but when I get
home to SC I will give those things a try.
Brian
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17) From: Brian Kamnetz
Oops... "HEEL of my hand..."
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