handyman washing machineThe next time your handyman is over, ask him to check on your appliances. Appliances should be balanced and level for them to operate correctly. In addition, they look better too. You may not have even noticed, but appliances have adjustable feet that allow each corner of the appliance to be raised or lowered. If you have noticed that your washing machine walks across the floor when it runs, here is an opportunity to fix it.

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The adjustable feet screw in or out to raise or lower the appliance. If you want to lower the appliance, screw the feet clockwise which draws the feet closer to the appliance and lowering it. To raise the height of the unit, turn the feet counter-clockwise which will put more distance between the appliance and the floor.

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Most of the feet have a nut right above them that allow you to place a wrench on and move the foot in-or-out. Depending on the type of flooring you have, this may not be a good idea. With the full weight of the appliance on the foot, you will be turning it and potentially scratching the floor. Instead, try lifting up slightly on the appliance (if possible) to take some of the weight off. You can probably just use your fingers to move the foot.

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