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Our washing machine vibrates and walks all over the floor. i have checked it with a level front to back and side to side and all is level. when you open the lid the tub is leaned to one side and not centered.

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Possibly a suspension leg or spring has failed or broken, causing the drum to go off center.
This will cause it to move about.

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