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Washer must be out of balance

Washer moves and wobbles all over the place no matter what we do

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I have floating bamboo flooring in my laundry area and the front load Samsung will NOT go into a spin without struggling for a very long time to get there. I suspect the floating floor as the culprit. Am going to try and screw down the areas around the four legs to see if that stabilizes it. But really... what good is this stupid smart Samsung if it can't handle a pretty stable floor..??

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The legs on the washer are adjustable, the rear legs are often ( not always ) self adjusting, make sure the legs are not stuck and that they can move freely. But the front legs can screw in and out to move the washer depending on the floor the washer is sitting on. Make sure the washer is as low to the floor as possible. When the legs are screwed out too far the washer becomes wobbly. Often on the metal style legs there are lock nuts that can be tightened to secure the legs so they don't move on you. washers where really meant to sit on a cement floor, if your washer is on a wooden floor look carefully at the strength of the floor. If the floor is moving up and down when the washer is running, the floor may not be strong enough to support the washers weight. Most main floor laundry rooms floors are nailed down, the sub-floor is more secure if the sub-floor has been screwed down. Sometimes extra support may have to be added under the flooring to add some strength

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