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Leveling a washer tub how to do so

I need to know how to level a washer tub

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  • katie king Sep 30, 2007

    the outside of the machine is level... it is the tub on the inside that goes over to the back left (as you look)of the inside machine.. so i have to stand and keep moving the tub over so it will not rub

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First get a level. second, some have self leveling rear legs, just lean the machine forward and set down slowly. the rear legs are now level. if you dont have self leveling rear legs, the legs screw in, so just screw them in or out as well as the front legs untl it appears level by eye. now place the level on the washer. check it front to back and side to side. try rocking the machine to see if there is any movement. if there is adjust the legso it stops rocking, all the while keeping an eye on the level

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

  • Geoff Siegel
    Geoff Siegel Sep 30, 2007

    If you had made it clear as to what was wrong with your washer you would have recieved the information you desired. instead you asked a general question and recieved an appropriate answer

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1. With the wash tub empty, open the washer lid and grasp the rim of the tub opening (do not grab the tub).

2. Now place one of your feet at the base of the washer along the front of the washer to keep it from moving.

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1. With the wash tub empty, open the washer lid and grasp the rim of the tub opening (do not grab the tub).

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I suspect that the "air dome" on the outer tub is blocked by what we affectionately refer to as "Bio-Gookus".

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So much for the fundamentals... Knowing what you know now, you'd know that if anything were BLOCKING the water level in the tube to the level switch, then the level switch wouldn't know when to turn the water off, right? That would mean that something is interfering with the air tube to the level switch.

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Put the washer in Spin and make sure all the water is evacuated, then shut it off. Now, {{{UNPLUG THE WASHER}}}

Use your Torx bit and remove the 4 screws on the very top of the control panel. Then rotate the panel towards you. On the left hand side you'll see the level switch (the one with the clear plastic tube on it). Remove the tube from the switch. (I know the next part is gonna sound goofy, but bear with me) Now blow as hard as you can through the tube. It should be difficult and you should hear air escaping from somewhere under the machine.

When you hear air escaping, you just fixed your machine! You overcame the resistance of the "Bio-Gookus" and sent it retreating into the dark places it belongs! Victory!!!

Now for the follow-up. You should go get yourself some of this, or something similar. Use a couple of bottles to start with to thouroughly clean the machine, then one every 6 months or so to keep the "resistance" at bay.

Simple, eh?
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Leveling a washer tub


you dont level the tub, level the feet on the bottom of the machine

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