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Front load washer needs a leveling wrench. Where do I get one?

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Bought floor model and did not get wrench cannot level the legs with standard width wrench set HELP!!

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Leveling kenmore elite front loader


  • Place the level on the top of the washing machineicon1.png 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 washericon1.png 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 legicon1.png 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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  • Nov 13, 2012 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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


    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.

    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.

    Nov 13, 2011 | Washing Machines

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


    Hello.

    Below are instruction on how to solve the problem of the washer.

    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 lug the washer's electrical cord back into the wall.
    And the problem will be solve.
    Thanks.

    Nov 13, 2011 | Washing Machines

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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.
    Hope this help?.

    Thanks for visiting.

    Oct 17, 2010 | General Electric WCVH6800J Front Load...

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    I have a Maytag 3000 washer and I have adjusted the feet numerous times to keep it from walking. Do you have any suggestions? The floor is good but likes to walk during spin cycle.


    did you level the unit first as per owners manual, then after its level did you turn the "jamb huts" on the legs with a 9/16" open ended wrench above the feet up against the cabinet bottom?,if you dont do this step the vibration in spin will turn the legs again and un-level the unit

    Feb 21, 2010 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

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    OUR WASHER SHAKES ALLOT WHEN ON SPIN MODE.


    It needs to be leveled. Try adjusting the threaded feet using a standard adjustable wrench (you'll need a slender one to fit under the machine) and check the level front to back, as well as side to side.

    You may need to put wood shims under the feet to level it out.

    Feb 05, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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    How do i level my machine>


    You should have received a chrome wrench with your washer.


    Lay a 24" level left to right and adjust
    Do the same front to rear

    Jan 24, 2010 | LG WM-1832C Front Load Washer

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    LG WM0532HM is level but make my house vibrate Can anyone help?


    Put 5 or 6 bath towels on a quick wash cycle.
    During the spin cycle adjust the feet on the washer to smooth out the vibrations. Some times you only have to adjust one foot on the front to make a big difference.
    If you have a pedastal snug up the washer feet to the pedastal then proceed above.

    The washer came with a flat silver wrench to adjust the feet.

    Jan 16, 2010 | LG WM-0532HW Front Load Washer

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    My machine vibrates so much that it moves around and the drawer with detergents opens in the middle of a cycle. What is the problem? How can this be fixed?


    make sure it's sitting on a solid floor, next you need to use a level tool to level front, side and across, to level the machine, do not use wooden blocks, you need to adjust the legs, that come with it, an adjustable wrench can work.

    Jan 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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    Water level too low. clother wet. No water visible or suds. What is wrong.


    Your expectations are based on top load washers.
    Front load washers use only a very little water, and suds are an enemy. (HE soaps are designed to clean without suds. Suds are really for show and cause drag on the wash tub during spin.) If you start a load with no clothes, you will see that the water level never gets above a couple inches in the tub. That is the correct water level for front loading machines. PS. Because of the low water use, make sure you use very little soap. (one to two tablespoons per load only!)

    Aug 12, 2009 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000E Front Load...

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