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Walking during the spin cycle

I have recently purchased a GE front load washer and every load that I wash, once it goes into the spin cycle, it walks terribly,  We have made sure that it is balanced and it spins fine when there is nothing inside.  I have washed different combinations of laundry, large loads, small loads and so far nothing has worked, Any suggestions?

I have a LG front loader on a vinyl floor and pretty much on any speed the washer vibrates and shakes very loud. Just about every load the washer has moved forward. All the shipping bolts have been removed. We have it on the pedestal & it still shakes. The pedestal is level & the washer is level. It's so annoying because you hear the washer throughout the house. I was thinking about strapping the washer to a few bolts in the floor to see if that would help but I shouldn't have to do that. Any suggestions?

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Re: Walking during the spin cycle

Is your floor level, first thing. Okay, the rear 2 legs are not adjustable so leave it. The front 2 legs should be screwed up (ie the machine should be at the lowest level in front) and there are check nuts to tighten inside the body of the machine. Check the machine it it rocks by using your hand against it. Adjust accordingly, this is if your floor is not too good. You shd not hv any problem. If the rocking persists check inside machine, behind after getting he plug off wall, maybe shockabsorbers hv come off, springs?.....

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