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I have a Maytag front load washer which I can't seem to level. It is on uneven floor, we used the floor leveling legs, but where should we place the level on the top? On the side, which is raised: or in the middle, which is lower than the sides? We get different results on both and have tried 2 different levels. Also, the floor it is on is hardwood flooring about 75 years old and would like to put some kind of cushioning to absorb some of the vibration. What would you suggest? Thank you for your expertise. We don't really know who to ask, I hope you have the answer.

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You can check the level on the top, across and fore and aft and both must be level. It is actually more important that the machine is standing firmly on all four its feet, you should not be able to rock the machine by hand, and this creates a problem with your if it is not solid. Any vibration on a sprung floor will be amplified and any unbalance in the machine will cause ot to bounce on the floor. Rather than try cushion the vibration, try spread it across the area of the machine by placing a piece of some hard plate under the machine that all four feet stand on and you can place a piece of thin hard carpet under the plate to protect the floor. It will need to be water resistant, so some plastic sheeting about 3/8" to 1/2" should work for that.

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