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Washer ran perfectly smooth on spin cycle until we installed the pedestal drawer. When checked with a level, it is precisely level from front to back and side to side. Even if, I lower the spin speed it still wobbles horribly and will walk forward.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Very surprisingly a spirit level result can be improved upon! I would recommend you try my method to make absolutely certain as others with similar problems have successfuly.
It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly ;-0)
Doesn't matter whether it is empty or not but switch it off then-
very firmly push one front corner diagonally into the centre of the machine and see if the machine moves or rocks AT ALL, even the slightest. If it does you will need the open-ended spanner which came with the (new) machine........which of course went missing a long time ago?!! An adjustable spanner will suffice.
Adjust the foot under that corner downwards until it is very firmly- almost pushing- against the floor but not so far that the corner lifts up!
If this corner did not rock do the same to the other.
Once you cannot rock the machine the slightest little bit, screw the locking nuts up tight to the underside of the machine so that they will not move. Ideally the rear feet should also be locked.

If this has not cured the problem it is possible that the internal suspension is malfunctioning.

Good luck,

John C

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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