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How To Level the Washer

A washer that is not level can result in unbalanced loads, noisy operation, higher energy consumption, water spillage and walking. Adjusting the leveling feet is easily done and is the first step in attempting to resolve these symptoms.

Caution: Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs.

Before leveling the washer, unplug it or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard.

Most washers have two or four adjustable feet, one at each corner. If it has two adjustable feet, they will be in front. The foot is really just a bolt threaded into a nut welded to the chassis. The bolt also has a non-marring plastic or rubber foot to protect the floor from scratches.

Adjusting the height of the foot is done simply by turning the bolt with a wrench or pliers. While you can eyeball the washer for level, it is best if you use a level. Place the level on top of the washer and adjust each foot until it is level. Be sure to level for both side to side as well as front to back.

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