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    HOW DO YOU ADJUST THE BACK LEGS

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I dont know the model of your washing machine is but now a days the legs are automatically ballanced

if they are not. you can look underneath the legs and sometimes in some models, they ar like big plastic screws that is why you can turn them to adjust the height.

if still not possible, then you still have to do the old trick of iserting some thin material underneath the shorter leg.

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Leveling kenmore elite front loader


  • Place the level on the top of the washing machineicon1.png to see if it is level. Make sure you test it side to side and front to back.

    Pull the washing machine away from any walls if you have to make an adjustment to the legs.


  • Lift the washericon1.png and place the wood block underneath the washer. Place the block near the leg that needs to be adjusted, but don't let it obstruct the leg.

  • Loosen the nut that secures the legicon1.png with the wrench.

  • Raise the height of the leg by twisting it to the left, or lower the height by twisting it to the right.

  • Remove the block of wood from under the washer and recheck the machine with the level.

  • Raise or lower the leg if additional adjustments are needed.

  • Tighten the nut on the leg with the wrench when the machine is level.

  • Repeat the process for each leg that needs to be adjusted.

  • Move the washer back into position and check with the level again to make sure the washer remains stable to finish leveling the machine.



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  • Nov 13, 2012 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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    Maintain ur washing machine


    <p><b><span><span>Tricks to Keep Your <a href="http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=1230&P=53&Ref=1014%20">Washing Machine</a> Maintained</span></span></b><br /> <p> <b>Water-fill hoses </b><br /> <p>Over time, the rubber water hoses that came with your new washing machine may leak or burst. It's a good preventive maintenance practice to check these hoses from time to time for any sign of wear or weakness. Often there's a small blister in the rubber of the hose, which could rupture. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the hoses every 5 years. An alternative is to replace the rubber hoses with high quality <a href="http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=1230&P=77&RccPartID=1012448&Acc=1&%20Ref=1014%20%20">stainless steel fill hoses</a>, which are more rugged. <br /> <p><b>Leveling </b><br /> If your washing machine is not level, it can vibrate strongly during the spin cycle. If your washing machine is not perfectly level--with all four legs touching the floor--it can bang and rock back and forth, and even begin to "walk" across the room. This isn't good for the machine and may damage anything near the machine. Use the adjustable front and/or back leveling legs on the washer to adjust the machine to the proper height, then tighten the lock nut up against the body of the machine to keep the leg from rotating.<br /> <ul> <ul> <li>Most machines, however, have "self-adjusting" rear legs. You set these legs by tilting the entire machine forward onto its front legs (with the rear legs 3 to 4 inches off the floor) and then setting the machine back down. The legs should adjust automatically. If they don't, you may need to tilt the machine forward and rap on the rear legs with the handle of a hammer to loosen them--a procedure that's easier to accomplish with a helper. </li></ul></ul> <p><b>Surface cleaning </b><br /> Your washer has either a painted steel or porcelain-coated steel cabinet. It's perfectly safe to use a little dish detergent and a damp rag to clean all of its surfaces. If the surface is porcelain, you can even use a little non-abrasive cleanser for stubborn stains. <br />

    on Jan 27, 2011 | Washing Machines

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    Moved my thin twin to clean & the back leg on the


    the back legs tend to get stuck after sitting in one place for so long.use a screwdriver and free both legs so both are down that should free it up so it will pivot and the back legs will automically adjust and level theirself (you will need to screw in/out front legs to adjust them)

    Aug 22, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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    It moves from its place while on


    If you mean your washer is dancing around while in use, this is usually only due to it not being level on the floor its sat on. adjust your washing machin legs till yout washing machine is level with equal pressure on its legs.
    should fix the problem if its a levelling issue.

    Jan 03, 2010 | Washing Machines

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    I have a GE top loading washing machine model # WLSR3000G0WW. It just went out of balance because it was mis-loaded. Now, even with no clothes in it, it wants to shake. I have the front off the machine and...


    The back legs are self adjusting. If it shook violently then they most probalby came off the ground and re-adjusted. The fix is easy. Drain the system. Left the back of the washer off the ground to ensure both back legs are level. Now ensure the front are level by turning them until the machine is level. If this does not work then you need to manual adjust all four legs.

    Dec 04, 2009 | Washing Machines

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    Spins off balance


    Hello kel_lyn_eve,

    Because your washing machine is so heavy, when it's not level, it can vibrate strongly during the spin cycle. If your washing machine is not perfectly level--with all four legs touching the floor--it can bang and rock back and forth, and even begin to "walk" across the room. This isn't good for the machine and may damage anything near the machine.

    Your washing machine has adjustable, front leveling legs with a lock nut. You adjust the leg to the proper height, then tighten the lock nut up against the body of the machine to keep the leg from rotating.

    Some machines have adjustable leveling legs in the rear also, and you can adjust them in the same way. Keep the machine as close to the floor as possible--the lower it is, the less likely it is to vibrate.

    Most machines, however, have "self-adjusting" rear legs. You set these legs by tilting the entire machine forward onto its front legs (with the rear legs 3 to 4 inches off the floor) and then setting the machine back down. The legs should adjust automatically. If they don't, you may need to tilt the machine forward and rap on the rear legs with the handle of a hammer to loosen them--a procedure that's easier to accomplish with a helper.

    Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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    Oct 12, 2008 | Washing Machines

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    BACK LEG LEVELING ARM


    The back legs are usually not adjustable. Adjust the front legs & lock them with the lock nuts, at the lowest level, that is the machine tilts towards the front. Adjust further if there is any shake when you try with your hands.

    You could also check to see if any springs or shocks have become loose. Refer manual.

    Mar 30, 2008 | Washing Machines

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    How do I adjust the legs of my Samsung Top Loader washing machine?


    lol most all washer you turn the leg like a screw usely to the right to lower it left to make it longer some have a nut also on the leg that needs to be lose before leg moves so after you git he front of washer level from side to side most you just lean washer forward back will auto level some you do the same as you did in the frount

    Feb 27, 2008 | Washing Machines

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    Leveling a washer tub how to do so


    first get a level. second, some have self leveling rear legs, just lean the machine forward and set down slowly. the rear legs are now level. if you dont have self leveling rear legs, the legs screw in, so just screw them in or out as well as the front legs untl it appears level by eye. now place the level on the washer. check it front to back and side to side. try rocking the machine to see if there is any movement. if there is adjust the legso it stops rocking, all the while keeping an eye on the level

    Sep 27, 2007 | Kenmore 3.2 cu. ft. Top Load Washer

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