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I am replacing my washing machine and my worktop is tiled in and there is very little room around the washer,how do i level the machine properly to stop it vibratiting

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  • gazza7 Nov 04, 2008

    when u level machine on 1 part of floor and then move it again it is no longer level and u cant get to the feet to readjust them properly!

  • gazza7 Nov 05, 2008

    thank you very much.this works a treat.problem solved!!!!!!!

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Take the foot pads off and if you have any kind of rubber pad u can get this at home depot put it under the machine to stop vibration. It works for me at my house.


good luck

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If it's a kenmore,whilpool,roper,kitchen ais they all have self adjusting back legs you just tilt the machine forward and set back down,you can also screw the front legs up or down,don't over load the washer and keep your loads balanced

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Tilt the machine forward so the back feet are 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm) off the ground, then set it back down. The back feet usually are self-leveling--just raising and lowering the machine like this will cause the feet to re-level themselves. Step2Place a sturdy 2-by-4 wood block under the center of the washer to prop it up so you can access the front feet. You might have to move the washer out from the wall so that you can tilt it up enough to install the block. Step3Loosen the locknut on each foot, using an adjustable wrench. Once the locknuts are loose, you can adjust the feet. Step4Remove the wood block, and if you moved the washer, set it back into position against the wall. Step5Place a carpenter's level across the front of the washer and check to see if the machine is level side to side. If it isn't, use adjustable pliers to rotate one front foot or the other until the washer is level. Step6Place your level perpendicular to the front of the machine and check to see if the washer is level in this direction. If it is off, readjust each front foot by the same number of turns until you reach level. Step7Put the washer back on the wood block and retighten the locknuts, then if necessary, push it back against the wall.

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You will have to pull out the washer and if the level screws on the bottom don't stop the vibrating( depends on the tilt you have) if resetting the tilt don't stop it then either the load in there is off balance or one of the springs that hold the tub in place are losing form and strength , or even became disconnected
how bad is it? the tilt

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  • jason Nov 04, 2008

    adjust the side of the washer that is lower to a higher setting then slide it back , and if you have a leveler to see the exact level , the when in place see how much higher on the level that you will have to go to get it to level out , then raise that end that much higher before you put it back in

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There are adjustable screw jack foot pads on the bottom of the machine, just screw them in and out at each corner until it is level.

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    yadayada Nov 04, 2008

    You are stuck

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    yadayada Nov 04, 2008

    This is how the machine is leveled, it can be done with the crew pads, will take a bit of thought on your part, but I suspect that it will be easier than you think, a few tries should get it level, and yes I do understand about the working clearance issue.

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Just moved our washer across country. Now the washing machine is bouncing all over the room during spin cycle. The machine is level. Does it have weights inside that can be adjusted?


yes and no, yes has weights, no can not be adjusted. inspecth the washer for any bent-dents in cabinet and under machine, legs etc. check floor for uneven tiles. last, is possible that internal damage has occurs during transport or a spring came loose in transit. to verify that you have to open iside and inspect.

good luck to you.

Feb 08, 2011 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES 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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Whirpool top load washing machine


The most common cause of vibration issues during agitation and spin cycles is an unlevel washer. The washer needs to be properly leveled front-to-back and side-to-side and be placed on a firm foundation in order to prevent vibration. The following link can give you some added pointers on how to level your washer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3868923-level_whirlpool_top_loading_washer

Whirlpool manufactured top loaders have an auto-leveling mechanism on the rear feet that needs to be adjusted first. Once the rear feet are set, adjust the front to match the back, by turning the front feet. Make sure you check the level side-to-side as well. DO NOT place the level on the washer lid when checking the level as the washer lid is usually bowed and will not give you an accurate reading. Place the level on a flat area of the top panel frame. Once you have the washer leveled, you can place nuts on the front feet to lock them in place and prevent them from becoming unleveled. The rear mechanism should be rechecked periodically by following the procedures in the link I provided.

If you verify the washer is level and still have problems, you may need to check and see if the suspension springs and counterweight springs are all still intact and in place. The springs help keep the tub leveled and are supposed to prevent it from banging along the sides of the washer cabinet. The following illustration shows where the springs are located:

http://pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php


The springs are listed as items 3 and 15. There are a set of 3 each and are located around the base frame under the wash tub. To access, you need to remove the exterior cabinet of the washer for a full view of the washer internal components. DO NOT lay this washer on its back. The gearcase (transmission) is full of oil and laying it on its back can cause the oil to leak out of the breather vent on top of the gearcase. The following link explains how to remove the cabinet:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3631789-washer_case_removal_whirlpool_top


The suspension plate (item 17) is another cause of vibrations. The plate has replaceable pads (item 16) that wear out sometimes and require replacement. If the pads are worn down, it can cause the plate to sit unlevel and cause vibrations. This is not as common as a loose suspension spring or unleveled washer, and it requires the removal of the wash tub in order to access. I would begin by verifying if your washer is level, first.

NOTE: The tubs on these washers generally have a capacity of 33 gallons, which is about 275 lbs of water, plus the weight of clothes under a full load. If the floor is weak under the washer and flexes, the washer will begin to vibrate and walk. Upstairs laundry rooms and mobile homes are the worst when it comes to weak floor structures in a laundry room. An inexpensive way to reinforce a laundry room floor is to install a 4 x 8 sheet of heavy plywood under the washer. The plywood has to be a minimum of 3/4 inches thick and needs to be secured (screwed down) to the existing floor. This distributes the weight of the washer better. You can also safely fit BOTH the washer and dryer on top of it. A lot of people don't like this idea, because they feel it wrecks the look of the existing floor. I have seen homeowners install a reinforcement this manner and add paint, trim molding, and even tile to give it that "supposed to be there" look.

You may get mixed reviews about this, but I have seen it work for homeowners. Plus, its a less expensive option than hiring a contractor to firm up your sub-flooring or joists.

I hope you find this information informative and helpful. If you have questions, please let me know.

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Why does my front loading washer turn sideways on spin cycle


i would check to make sure the levelling legs are down properly, AND LOCKED!! Once leveled, there is a nut that is cranked up to the case to prevent them from moving up and walking around the laundry room.

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Having a new floor in the kitchen and my faithfull


Buy a machine that will is the first thought , otherwise get the kitchen fitter to raise the worktops above the washer

You could try taking off the top lid and removing the feet underneath which will give you some room

Make sure that you place a sheet of plastic over the top of the machine from side to side and tape it in place if you do remove the top

That is in case you spill anything on the worktop which then drips inside the machine

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I have the exact same washing machine with the same problem. It is a poor design and Maytag knows it. We should be entitled to a refund. This was a very expensive machine.

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Do you have a brand name, model or serial number? With out knowing what types of machine it is, you can only give the vague response of make sure the shipping materials are removed, the unit is level and that it has been installed properly.

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