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Leveling ge washer

I am having trouble leveling my ge washer. the floor is uneven and causes the washer to lean to the right. The front pens reposition, but the back pens don't - not sure how to make this happen
any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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Try using plastic shims from any Major hardware outlet, and place on the right side until even. Make sure the shims, or even a block of wood the space you need to level the unit. Try screwing the back right leg out as far as you can and screw the left back leg in to shorten it, if you have that feature.

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Where is the balance sensor located on my Kenmore Elite Oasis washer


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Top loading washing machines can emit loud noises and vibrations if they are not properly balanced. Imbalanced machines are the result of large loads of clothing that rock the machine causing one or more of the feet to rise off of the floor. Front loading washing machines do not have this problem because there is no side-to-side motion. Kenmore top loading washing machines have self-leveling feet on the rear of the machine and adjustable feet on the front of the machine.

1 plug the washing machine's power cord from the electrical socket. Pull the washer away from the wall, or out of the laundry closet, so that it is easily accessible.

2 rasp the top back of the washer on both sides and tilt it forward until the back feet are off of the ground by 4 inches. Lower the washer gently back to the ground. This maneuver, adjusts the self-leveling rear washer feet so that they are fully extended. You may need the assistance of another person to do this.

3 lace a level on top of the washer near the front edge. Look for the air bubble in the level to determine which side of the washer is out of balance. The side that the bubble leans toward is the side the needs to be raised.

4 Move the level so that it is positioned along the side edge of the washer and check to see if it is level from front to back. If it is level, move it to the other side of the washer and see if it is level.

5 Lift up on the front of the washer and insert a wooden block or brick under the front bottom edge.

6 Crouch down on the floor near the front foot that needs to be raised. Use your fingers to twist the threaded foot clockwise to retract the foot and counterclockwise to extend the foot further. If necessary, adjust the other front foot as well using the same method.

7 Lift up on the top of the washer and slide the block out from under it. Place the level on top of the washer to check that it is level. If the washer is not level, replace the block and continue adjusting the feet until the air bubble is centered in the level.

8 Crouch down on the floor near the front of the washer and use a 14 mm wrench to twist the metal nut on each front foot counterclockwise. Twist each nut until each is tight against the washer and will no longer move.

9 Plug the washer's electrical cord back into the wall.

And the problem will be solve.
Thanks.

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My HOTPOINT ULTIMA WASHING MACHINE wt960 is very noisy on the spin cycles...is there a need for oiling or what else can I do..?


It could have an imbalnce in the drum because the load is uneven, or your machine could be uneven on the floor,, try checking for the level of your machine

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My front load washer keeps going off balance. Even with small loads. I have leveled the washer but I'm not sure what else to try.


Hello,

Top loading washing machines can emit loud noises and vibrations if they are not properly balanced. Imbalanced machines are the result of large loads of clothing that rock the machine causing one or more of the feet to rise off of the floor. Front loading washing machines do not have this problem because there is no side-to-side motion. Kenmore top loading washing machines have self-leveling feet on the rear of the machine and adjustable feet on the front of the machine.

Material needed to carry out the function.

  • Level,Another person,Wooden block or brick,14 mm wrench
  1. Unplug the washing machine's power cord from the electrical socket. Pull the washer away from the wall, or out of the laundry closet, so that it is easily accessible.
  2. Grasp the top back of the washer on both sides and tilt it forward until the back feet are off of the ground by 4 inches. Lower the washer gently back to the ground. This maneuver, adjusts the self-leveling rear washer feet so that they are fully extended. You may need the assistance of another person to do this.
  3. Place a level on top of the washer near the front edge. Look for the air bubble in the level to determine which side of the washer is out of balance. The side that the bubble leans toward is the side the needs to be raised.
  4. Move the level so that it is positioned along the side edge of the washer and check to see if it is level from front to back. If it is level, move it to the other side of the washer and see if it is level.
  5. Lift up on the front of the washer and insert a wooden block or brick under the front bottom edge.
  6. Crouch down on the floor near the front foot that needs to be raised. Use your fingers to twist the threaded foot clockwise to retract the foot and counterclockwise to extend the foot further. If necessary, adjust the other front foot as well using the same method.
  7. Lift up on the top of the washer and slide the block out from under it. Place the level on top of the washer to check that it is level. If the washer is not level, replace the block and continue adjusting the feet until the air bubble is centered in the level.
  8. Crouch down on the floor near the front of the washer and use a 14 mm wrench to twist the metal nut on each front foot counterclockwise. Twist each nut until each is tight against the washer and will no longer move.
  9. Plug the washer's electrical cord back into the wall.
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My Frigidaire Affinity dryer has started vibrating more and more during operation. Is the motor going bad or is there another problem?


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Try the following to reduce the noise--

Washer is not resting firmly on floor. Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust leveling legs. NOTE: Some shaking of the washer is normal without moving across the floor.
• Shipping bolts and foam blocks have not been removed during installation. Check out the installation instructions for removing shipping bolts and foam blocks.
• Wash load unevenly distributed in drum. Stop washer and rearrange wash load.

Please post back for any further assistance.

Daniel

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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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If it's level and on a solid floor, you need to get it serviced under warrenty.

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