Is this an indication of a weak laundry room floor?

MEA707April 20, 2013

I'm in a new construction home with a 2nd floor laundry room that has a Whirlpool Duet front load washing machine on pedestals.

I've struggled with excessive shaking/vibration that causes the washer to walk.

I've filmed this short clip showing the aft left foot as the washer is spining up but not quite reaching full spin. The camera is sitting on the vinyl floor to ensure no camera shake from my hand.

It appears this "bouncy" action is the culprit to my problems, but I'm having difficulty convincing the builder that the floor is not strong enough to handle the forces of the washer.

Thanks for any feedback.

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    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 7:15PM
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Stack two pieces of 1-1/8" Sturd-I-Floor under the equipment. screw them together and to the floor. available at Home Depot and other home centers.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 2:38PM
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