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How do i better support my washing machine to make the floor sturdy

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Every washing machine has crew type legs on each corner, if it teaters from corner to corner it is not properly leveled. you need to adjust the legs up and down until the machine is level and does not teater from corner to corner, like rock solid..when you put in a load of lawndry that is lop sided, the machine has a tendency to dance around the floor during the spin cycle, to stop this open the lid and re-adjust the lawndry evenly then close the lid and it should quit dancing around the floor.

Now if your floor is too weak, you need to get under the house and put in somemore beams to support the weight of the machine....

Good luck....

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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