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How do I adjust the legs of my Samsung Top Loader washing machine?

Seriously!
I am not blonde, although I have had to check about ten times this morning just to be sure. Yes, I have my manual and even googled another as the manual is clearly written out for those who do not require pictures drawn for them. I however, do! (I also got mud on the first one when trying to drain the pipes, but that's a whole other story!!)
I pulled out the adjustable legs (situated on the left and right side of the machine as promised) and was quite chuffed with myself until numerous cranking, pulling, cursing etc. did not level my drum. If anything I've made it worse as I am now one hot, sweaty, irritable woman!
It says (and I'll quote) "Pull the handles located at the right and left of the front side and slide off" Slide off where! They're firmly fitted to the dang machine! Next "Adjust the height of the machine up or down" HOW!! The handles stay on the side of the machine, they dont come to the front and no amount of yanking, pulling, swearing makes any difference. And if your one leg is longer than the other (okay, not yours, the machine's) how do you know whether you're cranking it up or down!!!!
Right, I'm going to trust you on this one and grab a cup of coffee and a smoke before I totally lose my rag and wheel the machine out onto the street!

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  • Amicable Ang Feb 27, 2008

    Thanks guys. After a very hot irritable day I now have a washing machine that won't drain the water and makes a hang of a noise. I'm convinced it's something to do with the level of the drum but can't seem to get the legs sorted! Tilting does not help. These little lever things that you pull out from the sides are supposed to make life easier as you're supposed to just crank up the height of the legs. Much like the jack of a car? NOT! Thanks for your time, you've been great!






































































































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Hi hot, sweaty,irritable .In most machines you just tilt it back 45o,the legs should be treaded,screw them,up,or down,to level,I don't know about the handles, new to me.Close Ireland,good luck

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Lol most all washer you turn the leg like a screw usely to the right to lower it left to make it longer some have a nut also on the leg that needs to be lose before leg moves so after you git he front of washer level from side to side most you just lean washer forward back will auto level some you do the same as you did in the frount

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