If you have ever experienced a washing machine walking across the floor, you know how frustrating it can be. This problem is often caused by an unbalanced load or washing machine feet that are not level. In this blog post, we will explain how to evenly distribute the wash load and level the washer feet. We will also provide tips on how to call a professional to repair your washing machine if the wash drum is out of position.
Is Your Washing Machine Walking? Try this…
A washing machine walking is when the washer moves or vibrates across the floor. This can happen if you do not level the washer correctly or if the washer components are out of balance. If you have a washing machine that is walking, there are some things you can try to fix the problem. So how do you fix an unbalanced washing machine?
Balance the Load
If you have an unbalanced washer, it will often walk or pull away from the wall, resulting in a washing machine walking. If your washer pulls away from wall, the first thing you should do is evenly distribute the laundry in the washer drum. You can do this by adding clothes to both sides of the washer drum and making sure they are balanced. If you have a top-loading washing machine, make sure the clothes are not overloading on one side of the washer.
If you have a front-loading washing machine, make sure to distribute the clothing evenly by using the correct load size. A front-loading washing machine should never be overloaded with laundry, as this can result in a washer walking across floor.
Is your washer loud during spin cycle? This can also be a sign of an unbalanced wash load.
Ensure the Washer Feet are Level
The next thing you should do is level the feet of your washing machine. This will help keep the washer stable and prevent it from walking across the floor. You can use a level to check if your washing machine feet are even. If they are not, use a wrench to adjust them until they are leveled.
To help stop a washing machine walking, you can also use washing machine pads to level the washer. Washing machine pads are specially designed to prevent washing machines from walking. They can be placed under the washing machine feet and will help keep the washer level.
Check if the Wash Drum is in Position
If your washing machine is still walking, it may be because the wash drum is out of position. This can happen if you move the washing machine without properly securing the wash drum. To check if the wash drum is in position, open the washing machine door and look inside. The wash drum should be in the center of the washing machine. If it is not, you will need to call a professional to repair your washing machine.
If your washing machine is still walking after trying these tips, we recommend calling a professional washing machine repair service. They will be able to properly diagnose and fix the problem with your washing machine.
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