Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
I have a new Kenmore 48102 with a pedestal and during the spin cycle it littlerally moves accross the floor. The back leg actually lost the black rubber is moved so much. Now I also have a tile floor and jst don't know the solution. I have pulled out the level to level the thing, I have filled the drawers to put wome wieghtin the bottom and I cannot get it through a complete spin cycle for fear of damage to my house or the dryer. Please help!!!! This was a special order and I'm ready to take it back!!!!!
Hi, I got this exact Kenmore washer from Black Friday. They finally installed last week and the vibrations were way out of control! I looked around the machine and inspected the installation manual after spending hours leveling the thing and finally figured out that most likely cause is the foam shipping part at the bottom of the machine. I called Sears to come back out since I have a pedestal screwed on the bottom, trapping the foam. They came out and didn't think it was the issue. I asked them to take it out anyway, and sure enough it worked. For the first time my machine is working just the way it should...I wonder how many washers were installed this way?
Tip: To confirm that this is the problem, if you push down on the drum from the inside of the washer, you should be able to make the foam squeak...there's your problem!
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Re. the inbalance, you hv to screw up, adjust the front legs (screwed up) only to see if the machine does not move, by using your hands to rock it. Then lock the front legs with a check nut which is already there. Regarding the rear leg you shd "fix" another rubber or wood bit similar to the other rear pad, same level, that is.
Never try to add any weight anywhere in the machine. You can call your dealer to narate abt the imbalance, & if he replaces the machine, it would be fine.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
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Double check the screws holding the washer to the pedestal to make sure they are tight and make sure all the jam nuts on the leveling legs are tight. Loose jam nuts are the most common cause of this.
If they are tight, loosen the right front leg and screw it up until the weight is off the floor. Then run it back down until it contacts the floor. Put the washer in high spin and tighten it down to the floor until you get the spot where there is the least vibration. Tighten jam nut, and check it again in spin with a load of clothes.
Post back and let me know how this works.
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