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Balancing the washer on the pedestal

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Yes, ljharlow,

What is your Question?

You have a problem balancing the washer on the pedestal??
You must first balance the washer and then put it on the pedestal!
I take it you bought and picked up an installed your own machine.
The delivery men know to do the leveling foirsy and then raise them on to the pedestal
If you have two people you can have one person lift the front of the machine by tilting it back wards on the pedestal so the front goes up in the air a little and the second person turns the adjustable legs till it is level! If you laid the washer on its side ,front,or back at any time since you bought it then you threw the machine out of balance and YOU DO need service to correct this situation!!!!!!!
bless you Huuum
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    Neil Golan Sep 14, 2008

    ljharlow,

    Please give me a "SOLVED" rating at our web site for my pin point advice!
    I'm sure you must be okay now!
    Bless You
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