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How to level your Front Load Washer

Is the washer level?

Non Pedestal Installation

When the washer is not on a pedestal, all four washer feet need to be in firm contact with the floor. Try to rock the washer diagonally, from corner to corner, with your hands; adjust the feet if the washer teeters. The lock nuts on all four of the feet should be tightened against the washer cabinet.

Pedestal Installation

When the washer is on a pedestal, the feet must be removed from the washer before installing it onto the pedestal. The black pedestal pads should be securely placed between the top of the pedestal and the washer. Make sure the washer is secured to the pedestal by tightening the four connecting bolts. You can access the connecting bolts by removing the pedestal drawer. See the Installation Instructions for details. 

The pedestal feet should be installed and all four feet should be in firm contact with the floor. Try to rock the washer diagonally, from corner to corner, with your hands; adjust the feet if the washer teeters. The lock nuts on all four of the feet should be tightened against the pedestal cabinet. See the Installation Instructions for details.

Vibration that you can feel in the floor from across the room can be a sign of a floor that is flexing. Flooring that flexes or is uneven can contribute to washer noise and vibration. The noise and vibration may be reduced by placing and securing a piece of ¾" (19.1 mm) plywood to the floor beneath the washer and dryer. Refer to the Installation Instructions for flooring requirements. Modern washers have high spin speeds to extract more water from the load. These high-spin speed washers require sturdy floors.

 

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