It's very important your washing machine be perfectly level and on a solid, stable floor.
Off-balance washing machines sometimes shimmy across the floor or even do a full-out jig.
This dancing is often accompanied by loud banging noises. If this happens to you, here's
how to fix it yourself:
Adjust the machine's leveling legs until a level
shows the machine is perfectly level from front to back and side to side. While doing this,
make sure the legs are adjusted up as far as possible in order to lower the center of
gravity of the machine. Lubricate the leveling legs with something like WD-40 occasionally to prevent them from
getting stuck in the up position.
Once the unit is level, tighten the lock nuts on the leveling legs against the base of the
washer to prevent the legs from unscrewing due to washer movement.
NOTE: Some washing machines have self-leveling rear legs. If this is true of your washer,
tip the machine forward and set it back down firmly to set the rear legs. Then adjust the
front legs until the washer is level. You still need adjust the front leveling legs up as
far as possible.
To prevent your washer from becoming off balance, don't overload it or run a very small
load, with just a few heavy items. Either case can cause your machine to go off balance.
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