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Amana washer walks across the floor during the spin cycle. The washer now sets on a slanted floor (1/2 inch every 12 inches. However the washer has been leveled using the feet adjustments. Can this be corrected or is it time to buy a new washer?

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did you remove the shipping bolts before you starting using it consult your owners manual under installation for location and removal procedures all washers have them to stabilize them during shipping

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The best way to fix this problem is to adjust the front legs while the machine is spinning a full wash load.  Put in a load of clothes and run the machine to get the clothes nice and wet.  It will take about 5 minutes to get them completely wet.  Next, turn the washer off.  Now, turn the washer back on and push the spin button to select the extra fast speed.  You washer will go into a drain mode and then begin to toss the load into a balance spin mode.  Once the washer is spinning the clothes, check the balance of the unit by pushing the front left corner of the washer towards the right rear corner and right front corner towards the left rear corner.  If the sound of the washer quiets down on one side vs the other side, adjust the front leg to quiet that side.  Do not attempt to adjust the rear legs as they do not require adjustments at all.  Everything adjusts on the front legs.  
This procedure works if the floor is sturdy enough.  If the floor is old and the wood is weak, it will not work.  

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have you removed the transit bolts and any packing. this is the most probable cause

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THERE ARE SHOCK ABSORBERS IN THIS UNIT,SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF THEM IS BROKEN.HOPE THIS HELPS

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what is the model # it may be for example, LAT9206BAE

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for the question of water comming in the spin cycle, yes its normal we call it a spray rinse. For the shaking check your leveling and also make sure that the back leveling feet when lifting back of washer up and down that the foot mechanism is functining.

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