Here at Appliance Guard, South Bay’s favorite appliance repair company, we are always looking to provide useful information to help extend the life of your many appliances. As such we are providing some tips to keep your washer running smoothly.

Your washing machine is one of hardest-working appliances in your home. Keep them in good working condition, and they’ll add loads of convenience to your life for years to come.

Your Washer Rattles During the Spin Cycle

Though most machines jiggle occasionally because of an unbalanced load, a machine that shakes, rattles and/or shuts off during the spin cycle may not be level.  You can stop a rattling washer, and end up with cleaner clothes in the process, by making sure the machine is level.  Here’s how.

  • Use a carpenter’s level to check whether the machine is level side-to-side and front-to-back. Place the level along all four edges of the appliance to determine which leg or legs need to be adjusted.
  • Slide the washing machine about a foot away from the wall. Be careful not to strain any cords or hoses.
  • Tip the washer and place a block of wood under the corner for support. Use a wrench or pliers to adjust the foot. Typically, turning the foot counterclockwise lowers it, while turning it clockwise raises it.
  • As necessary, remove and reposition the block to other corners of the washer to adjust other feet.
  • After adjusting all feet, remove the block entirely and check to see if the washer is level. Run a test load of laundry. If the washer stays in place, the machine is now level. Once the load is finished and the washer has been leveled, slide the washer back into position.

Please Note:  Some washing machines are self-leveling and only need a tilt to the front and rear to automatically adjust the legs.

As always, please do not hesitate to call us for any appliance repair tips or to schedule repair – (310) 318-3528