View Full Version : 50 pound washers have moved.
01-15-2001, 02:04 AM
Does anyone have any advice on how best to secure our 50 lb machines. My husband has poured 8000 pounds of concrete & thought that would do it after initally pouring only 4000 pounds. After anchoring the machines, they are still shaking & again had to be taken out of order. He is at the end of his rope & is thinking of moving them. Any suggestions?
01-17-2001, 08:28 PM
How are they shaking? Are they actually moving around on the base or is it a very bad vibration? On my 25# machines the bolts that anchor the machine to the concrete base had loosened up just a little and the machines vibrated to the point where it sounded as it they were going to fall off the concrete mount! I just tightened the bolts and everything was fine. You might even want to contact your distributor for some advice.
01-18-2001, 09:36 PM
50# washers can have a heck of spin when loaded with clothes. Not something for the average person to install. Your only option is to have them re-installed by a professional,, here it costs about $300 per to do that, or call the company, get the installation manual, and follow it to the "T"
I found it is better to hire it out and have it done right. Safety and potential damage to the machines will make the install cost seem cheap!!! Call an equipment seller for the name of an installer near you. This is not a do it yourself job. Especially on 50 pounders.
01-22-2001, 06:06 PM
CALL THE MAN FOR THIS ONE! YOU WOULD NEED EXPANDING LAG BOLTS, A CONCTERTE DRILL, AN IMPACT DRIVER AND SOME FAST DRYING CEMENT TO EVEN THE FLOOR UNDER THE BASE. I HAVE ONLY WATCHED THE "PROFESSIONALS" DO THIS JOB.
Have anchored 3 machines using chanel iron frame and 6 1/2inch quick bolts in the concrete and have not had any problems with them loosining up in 2 years.easy installation just get them secure and use locktite and lock washers when tightening.
02-08-2001, 12:45 AM
Good news, finally. Due to the location of the machines, which were located on a crawl space, not a full basement, we were able to dig down along each side of the concrete base to gain further penetration into the ground. It was then filled with steel reinforced concrete, preventing any movement. They are running perfect, not a shake rattle or roll!!!