How do i stop my big LG front load washing machine from walking ?

by Ode14549319
When in the spin cycle my washing machine starts "walking". I have made sure to level it. The legs are properly adjusted. It spins so hard that a large bolt in the back has snapped off and now it vibrates even more. Please help! I cannot afford to replace it.
  8 answers
  • Linda Linda on Apr 17, 2017

    Slow it down. I never use the highest spin level.

  • Susan Axsom Curtis Susan Axsom Curtis on Apr 17, 2017

    It walks because it is out of balance. The wash drum being out of balance may be the problem . If the clothes are bunched in one spot even a little with it on high spin it will walk. . I would see if the broken bolt can be replaced. and use the slow spin.

  • Sharon Sharon on May 02, 2017

    Might call the installer, and tell him bolt broke.

  • Sharon Susa Courchesne Sharon Susa Courchesne on May 02, 2017

    I agree with the others above about using a slower spin. Hopefully it's still under warranty to get it fixed? We just had to replace our washer & dishwasher which both went within a week or each other. Good luck!

  • Janice Janice on Feb 05, 2024

    Check to see if your machine is still under warranty and use the warranty if possible. Otherwise, contact customer service regarding your problem and get the correct part and have it installed so nothing is broken. The price of getting this accomplished should be better than continuing with the problem and the chance that even more repairs may need to be made because of the vibration. You can also do a google search to see how common this problem is for the particular model of machine and you may be able to get some type of reprieve from LG. You can also review the machine on Yelp and other websites so others don't purchase the model and have problems like you. You should be able to use all the functions and not have to "baby" the machine to keep it from having problems.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 05, 2024

    As a "fix" you can slow down the spin cycle. I would call the company with the make and model numbers and get an answer, it should not be doing this. They should diagnose, fix or replace the washer.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 07, 2024

    Hello, sounds like this could be two things, the easier thing is checking that the washer is perfectly level. The second thing could be that one or more of the shocks could be broken, DO N,OT use it until you get it fixed, it could wind up doing damage to your dispenser (if it hasn't already)which is an expensive fix