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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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Washing Machine Walking Away? Learn How to Fix It

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If you're experiencing a washing machine that looks and sounds like it's trying to take a stroll across the room during the spin cycle, one of two things are wrong. You're first thought might be that the load inside the machine is off-balance. If lifting the lid and moving the clothes around doesn't work, then you'll need to perform a minor repair once that load is finished. This guide demonstrates the steps to fix a washing machine that won't stand still.

Step 1: Grab Some Tools

The simple fix for levelling out a washing machine requires a wrench, a level and a 5x10cm block of wood. Ask a mate to help you as well because you'll be lifting the machine.  

Step 2: Empty the Machine

Once the washing machine finishes its cycle, take the clothes out and place them in the dryer or hang them outside to dry.

Step 3: Lift the Machine

Ask your mate to stand on one side of the machine while you stand on the other. Lift the back of the machine up a few inches. Then set the machine back down.

The legs of the machine are self-levelling so this action alone may fix the problem.

Step 4: Check the Levelness of the Machine

Set the level on top of the machine to see if step three worked. Check it in various spots, including the top of the control panel. When checking the top and sides of the machine, turn the level in various directions. If it is level, the machine shouldn't try to go anywhere during your next load. If not, move on to the following steps.

Step 5: Lift the Front of the Machine

Ask your mate to help you lift the front of the machine enough to slide a 5x10 underneath. Set the legs on the wood.

Step 6: Adjust the Legs

Use a wrench to lower or raise the front legs. Pull out the wood block once you feel the legs look level and gently set the machine back on the floor.

Step 7: Check the Levelness Again

Use the level to check the levelness of the washing machine again. Remember to check as many sections of the machine that you can.

Step 8: Repeat the Process

If the washing machine is still not level, repeat steps five through 7 until you get it as close to perfect as possible.

Have a little patience when trying to level out a washing machine if rearranging the load doesn't help. If your machine makes noises and tries to escape after completing all these steps, check to see if the load is too big. Overloading a machine can damage the motor or agitator. If this isn't the problem, contact appliance repair professionals such as Everlast and make an appointment. They'll help get you back on track so you can wash your clothes in peace with a machine that behaves.