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Installed new washer folowing directions including tilting to set rear leg adjustment and checked level with leveler. Did minor jolting test with my hands to see if washer was steady. seemed very steady. Used for first time. When wash finished, front of washer had moved 4-4.5 inches to one side, hitting against soapstone sink. I figure sink was the only thing stopping it from moving further. What to do to prevent washing from "travelling".

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Depends on the model did you remove the shipping blocks or straps?? Plz post model number

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Why does the tub hit the liner on my whirlpool washer?


Sounds like it may be off balance. First tilt the rear of the washer onto the front legs a few inches (make sure the rear legs come off the ground if even just a few inches.) and then let the washer drop back on its rear legs. This is an auto level feature on many washers. Now use a level on the outer edges on the top of the washer and make sure it is level. Adjust the front feet as necessary. Also make sure you are evenly loading your washer so the tub does not "swing" into the side.

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If you just purchased this wahser and had it delivered, make sure you remove the shipping bolt(s). There is a large pin inseted in the back of the washer that must be removed BEFORE you attempt to use it. All the balancing in the world will not prevent it from vibrating if the pin is still installed.

If the shipping bolt has been removed, the following link can give you some added pointers on how to level your washer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3868923-level_whirlpool_top_loading_washer

Whirlpool manufactured top loaders have an auto-leveling mechanism on the rear feet that needs to be adjusted first. Once the rear feet are set, adjust the front to match the back, by turning the front feet. Make sure you check the level side-to-side as well. DO NOT place the level on the washer lid when checking the level as the washer lid is usually bowed and will not give you an accurate reading. Once you have the washer leveled, you can place nuts on the front feet to lock them in place and prevent them from becoming unleveled. The rear mechanism should be rechecked periodically by following the procedures in the link I provided.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Make sure the shipping pins have been removed. They're usually attached to yellow strap at the rear of the machine (sometimes people just cut off the strap so look underneath as well to make sure it has been removed). Looking at the inside, the washer drum should move freely from front to back and side to side.
Next is leveling. This is sometimes tricky in that it really has nothing to do putting a level on the machine unless your floor is uneven and adjustments need to be made to the front legs. As long as it looks fairly straight to the eye, level the machine by opening the lid, putting your foot in front of machine and holding the inside of the cabinet. Tilt the machine toward you and lift the rear of the machine about 2-3 inches (you should hear the legs drop). Set it back down. It should now be leveled since the rear legs are self leveling. Try rocking the machine from the top in a diagonal motion and ensure the weight is evenly distributed on all 4 legs.
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Hello kel_lyn_eve,

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Your washing machine has adjustable, front leveling legs with a lock nut. You adjust the leg to the proper height, then tighten the lock nut up against the body of the machine to keep the leg from rotating.

Some machines have adjustable leveling legs in the rear also, and you can adjust them in the same way. Keep the machine as close to the floor as possible--the lower it is, the less likely it is to vibrate.

Most machines, however, have "self-adjusting" rear legs. You set these legs by tilting the entire machine forward onto its front legs (with the rear legs 3 to 4 inches off the floor) and then setting the machine back down. The legs should adjust automatically. If they don't, you may need to tilt the machine forward and rap on the rear legs with the handle of a hammer to loosen them--a procedure that's easier to accomplish with a helper.

Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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The back legs are usually not adjustable. Adjust the front legs & lock them with the lock nuts, at the lowest level, that is the machine tilts towards the front. Adjust further if there is any shake when you try with your hands.

You could also check to see if any springs or shocks have become loose. Refer manual.

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