There are two reasons a Whirlpool washing machine can become noisy. Overloading a washing machine with heavy clothing can shift the balance of the unit and cause it to rock back and forth. If the washing machine isn’t balanced to begin with, you can expect the unit to be very noisy. Balancing your washer is easy with the right tools and the proper knowledge of how to level the unit’s feet.
Things You'll Need
- 2 levels
- Wood block
Do not overload your washer with garments. Certain clothing like blue jeans can become very heavy when wet. If you overload your washer, the clothing will shift to one side, making the unit rock back and forth.
Make sure that your Whirlpool washer is balanced properly. Put a level going horizontally along the front panel of the washer. Put another level going vertically along the washer’s right hand panel.
Look on the levels to see if the washer is balanced. You will be able to tell this by looking at the bubbles in the middle of the levels.
Tip your Whirlpool washer back and slide a wood block to the middle of the unit so the front feet are not touching the ground. With your wrench, loosen the nuts on the side of the washer’s feet by turning the nuts to the left.
Pull the washer’s feet out or slide them in according to how the level read before. Tighten the lock nuts with your wrench by turning the nuts to the right. Test the washer’s new level. Remove the wood block from the washer to get your new level reading.
Adjust the feet accordingly if needed. Repeat these steps for the back feet of the washer until the entire unit is level.
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