View Full Version : This is why I balance the blades on my mowers

Darryl G
02-06-2012, 10:10 AM
For those who think it doesn't matter if you balance your mower blades.....

Unbalanced rotational forces can be very destructive!


piston slapper
02-06-2012, 10:24 AM
Darryl.....Are you telling us that if the blades were balanced before throwing them in the washer,
That the washer wouldn't have been damaged?
Too much time on your hands....next time wear body armor...
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Darryl G
02-06-2012, 10:47 AM
Wasn't my video. Just something a a friend of mine put up on Facebook.

Jason Rose
02-06-2012, 11:24 AM
Well there was an $1000 washing machine, emphasis on WAS. Wonder if that kid's mom knew her son just grenaded her fancy machine??? Just put all the pieces back in the space next to the dryer, throw some socks in it and pretend it did that on it's own, lol.

Yes, balance matters when spinning something at high speeds.

02-06-2012, 11:30 AM
the washer was already screwed with before they tried this,the washer wont run unless the door is closed ,also the door locks when you turn the machine on ,and there are water sensors that wont allow it to run without water pressure ,there are also sensors that shut the units down when the load is unbalanced ,not to mention the unit balances the load [if possible] before it will run or it wont run at all .

02-06-2012, 11:47 AM
I'd like to see someone stay on a mower while it's moving like that..... ;)

02-06-2012, 11:57 AM
that was awesome, and i agree with the op very much. and, to the post above, me too!

02-06-2012, 12:17 PM
Wow his mom is gonna be PISSED haha. "Uh, I don't know what happened, was doing my chores like you told me to, when all of a sudden the washing machine like, uh, blew up."

02-06-2012, 12:21 PM
Very funny indeed. Havent had a good laugh in long time. I needed that.

That said- truly an apples n' oranges comparison to a mower blade.

piston slapper
02-06-2012, 12:22 PM
Ecurb......good observations......
I'm still wondering where all the bolts and fasteners went to.
That thing was a house of cards.....
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02-06-2012, 02:03 PM
My guess is that the washers rear bearing had gone bad and it was no longer worth fixing .I am certain there was no screws left in the cabinet ,but theres truly only a few holding them together anyway .Its also a cheap belt drive unit ,so I am thinking he wired the cord directly to the motor and had at it .The licence plate and the strange vehicle in the back,suggest its european and they have had front load washers forever unlike us .

02-06-2012, 02:25 PM
It was on FaceBook, ... must be good stuff. :dizzy:

Darryl G
02-06-2012, 06:20 PM
I agree that the door switch and balanced load safetys must have been defeated. And I know it's not a direct comparison to a mower blade...still fun to watch and does go to show that balance is important and vibration is bad.

02-06-2012, 07:29 PM
Must have been made in China.

piston slapper
02-06-2012, 08:14 PM
Good find Darryl.....I was wondering what happened to the maytag man.
Balance is everything. The better something is balanced, the longer it lasts.
This is true for everything from the blades on your mower to you bank account.
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