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Our front load washer shakes so badly that it moves across

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Our front load washer shakes so badly that it moves across the space it is in. We even purchased the little square pads to put under the feet and wash smaller loads to solve the problem. No luck. Any ideas? This is becoming such an issue that we are afraid to wash clothes on the heavier cycles.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 years ago.
is this on a pedestal by chance? Is this on cement or how level floor?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes, it is on a pedestal! Hmmmmm. It is on a level, wood floor.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 years ago.
well those are both two bad things going against it. The pedestal will make the unit shake 2 times as much as it normally would and I'll bet if you put a glass of water about 1 foot away from the washer on the floor you'll see the water ripple in the glass because the floors vibrate. That being said, you won't be able to reduce the vibration except to remove the unit from the pedestal. If you want the unit to stop walking, you can go to your local hardware store and buy sandpaper that has adheisive on the back side. Cut 4 little circles and stick the sandpaper to the wood underneath each foot. That wills top the unit from walking because the feet will get enough grip on the sand paper instead of the wood to stop the unit from walking.
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