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We got a figidaire washer for a gift (the front loader model). We are having issues with the balancing of the washer... we know the feet turn on the bottom but after adjusting them it still was out of balance even though we made sure it was on all four feet. It says in the manual that the load could be out of balance... how can that be with the front loader system? Your help is appreciated.

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Hello on some machines there are load senors. you already may have done this get spirit level set the feet of the washer again. also with power off check inside the machine make sure the 2 large bricks are not loose the 1 at the bottom is usually bolted on the 1 at the top is attach by 2 large springs hope it helps

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