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How do I adjust the back feet on my DW009? Had new flooring after installation. Just bought new machine but can't get old one out! Front feet adjust but not back Ines. Any help would be appreciated.

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Unlikely that the back feet are adjustable.Sounds like a bit of brute force is needed. Adjust the front to the maximum height Try with a torch and mirror first to see under the machine.
There may be room to insert a stout plank of wood and hopefully get a pivot underneath to make a fulcrum.

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The only way to move a heavy machine is to push on the front and tilt it back then walk it into position.
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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.23034101

Look at the section for the Machine Base.

Kenmore / Whirlpool top load washers use a set of springs between the top and base of the tub, along with a set of vibration pads to control vibration and walking of the machines.

It's possible that one or more of the springs has come off or the pads have worn enough that the top frame is rubbing against the lower frame.

See the following Whirlpool / Kenmore service manual to better see how these springs / pads are used.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

You will have to remove the cabinet to get to the springs / pads. Here is a description of how to do it.

It appears that your washer may not have end caps on the console that remove. If so, slip a thin putty knife under the ends of the console to release the clips that hold it to the cabinet.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=ad0510c0d20a18338ae7d4adf956f0ca

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.24872300&pathTaken=partSearch

and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

If you look at the section on "Machine Base Parts" you'll see a number of springs and vibration pads.

It's possible that one or more of the springs or pads has come loose or broken.

In order to get to them you have to remove the cabinet.

Here is a description of how to do it.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=90fdc122f6335c7c64f46f2ea1b1c887


Also see the Whirlpool Service Manual for top load washers. It has a troubleshooting section that describes the reasons for excessive walking or vibration.

WHIRLPOOL INST AND MAINTENANCE INCLUDING HOW TRANSMISSION WORKS

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


WHIRLPOOL TRANSMISSION DESCRIPTION AND SPRINGS

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/2550f737b3129b0c85256b0600504738/$FILE/787772%20%234.pdf

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Make sure the floor is sturdy. Reinforce the floor with at least a 3/4" thick plywood if necessary. The next thing to look at is the rear tub bearing and the spinner support, a.k.a spider assembly, the three-arm assembly that holds the basket to the shaft. Try to move the basket in all direction then turn it manually and check it for any noise. Do the same with the drive pulley. If the vibration during the spin cycles or when the basket and drive pulley are turned manually is accompanied by a clanking noise, then you likely have a broken spider assembly.

Here are some videos showing what a broken spider assembly looks like and how it makes the clanking noise when it is completely broken.



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