Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Kenmore elite smart wash fr loader..my jeans legs and towels,shirt arms get all twisted..it is so annoying to waste 10 min after its finished undoing it all soit can go in dryer..tried 20 ways of loadig and it always still happens.any suggestions? another salesman said it must be broken..no help from kenmore.
It appears your Agitator or splines on the agitator are damaged.
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Place the level on the top of the washing machine to see if it is level. Make sure you test it side to side and front to back.
Pull the washing machine away from any walls if you have to make an adjustment to the legs.
Lift the washer and place the wood block underneath the washer. Place the block near the leg that needs to be adjusted, but don't let it obstruct the leg.
Loosen the nut that secures the leg with the wrench.
Raise the height of the leg by twisting it to the left, or lower the height by twisting it to the right.
Remove the block of wood from under the washer and recheck the machine with the level.
Raise or lower the leg if additional adjustments are needed.
Tighten the nut on the leg with the wrench when the machine is level.
Repeat the process for each leg that needs to be adjusted.
Move the washer back into position and check with the level again to make sure the washer remains stable to finish leveling the machine.
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