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Getting the washing machine level...

The back feet on the washing machine float up and down and I can't get the machine level so that it doesn't shake itself silly. Is there something I'm missing. I could get the feet to stay setended so the machine would be level and putting a board under it doesn't help.

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  • papadoc555 Feb 15, 2008

    I tried his advice and it didn't work. the frint feet won't adjust (as far as I can see) and the back feet floats and does no good as to the level and the machine shakes real bad while spinning. What am i missing. I used the level like the gentleman said.



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Use a level(like the carpenters do) and then balance it both left to right, and front to back(both sides) that should do it. Front feet should adjust, as well, methinks.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 16, 2008

    then, you will have to lift the entire machine up on two by fours and do it with shims..



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