I thought I would share my experience and save someone the aggravation I went through on this top loading washer shaking and banging during the spin cycles. For months my washer got progressively worse to the point it started ‘walking’ around our laundry room. I changed the damper pads (though mine were still intact but very dry). This was relatively easy using the 4X4 block of wood method. Unfortunately the damper pads only reduced the shaking and vibration but didn’t eliminate it.
I already made sure the machine was level by checking it with a carpenter’s level front to back and side to side. The centering springs were intact and looked good as well. I measured each spring with a ruler and they were all 5 1/4″. But the washer still shook and vibrated.
I got down and checked the leveling legs again. I sprayed each one with WD-40 and then I noticed something: There is a nut on each of the front legs but on mine these nuts were loose! I learned these nuts were for locking down the leveling adjustment. So I got a 3/4″ wrench and tightened the nuts, which locked the legs in place.
NO MORE SHAKING! No banging. No vibration. I can put heavy loads in the washer again and it is smooth and quiet!!!
I don’t know why these nuts being loose caused the problem but I speculate it allowed the legs to wobble slightly??? Whatever – it works and I don’t have to buy a new washer with low water technology and no agitator that everyone complains about.
Front leveling leg with lock nut
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Nothing detracts from my reading enjoyment or irks me more than inaccuracies in a book. Just because you saw something in a movie or on TV doesn’t make it true. For example I recently read a book where a victim was tortured by being shocked with a car battery. How many times has this cliché scene has appeared in some film!
Well let me tell you it wouldn’t have been much of a torture because the victim wouldn’t have felt a thing. A car battery only has 12 volts (just a tiny bit more than a 9 volts smoke detector battery), and even if the electrodes were clipped to one’s nipples while they were standing in water they still wouldn’t feel anything. A villain have to go pretty far to actually harm his victim with a car battery.
You want to jolt someone? Simply plug your wires into a wall socket. That’s 120 volts (or even 240 in some areas like the UK), yeah, that will do the trick.
The point is: DO SOME RESEARCH! It’s not like you have to get off your ass and go to the library any longer.
Crime procedural with a twist.
How do you investigate an impossible crime? Bodies drained of blood crop up in Janice’s new jurisdiction on a regular basis. The first death was surprising, but just like the beginning of more TV crime dramas, when an unconnected character appears, you know they don’t have long to live. The reader gets a sometime brief, sometimes fairly lengthy introduction into their lives, which involve various pastimes including a F/F/M BDSM scene, before they joined the ranks of morgue residents. However, knowing what their fate was going to be, did stop me investing in the victims stories.
The heroine is a lady cop, given the enviable job of running a squad of hot young male detectives, and she gets to know some of them ‘very’ well as they investigate the rapidly increasing number of similar homicides. The author really lets you into the mind of Janice, her frustrations with the case, her desire to do a good job and impress her new bosses and her concern for the victims. Despite being a hard nosed cop, she really cares and does her job to the best of her ability under impossible circumstances.
The only thing that lost this one a star for me was the pace, we seem to have an endless stream of murders with the cops scratching their heads, before everything goes into lighting pace towards the end and you learn what the enigmatic title is referring too. It did keep me guessing for quite a while, but I’m not into spoilers.
Emma Jaye, Goodreads
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