Whether you own a newer or an older model, it is quite common for a washing machine to move around during a heavy spin cycle. However, there are several different steps you can take to prevent your washing machine from moving around your home or apartment.
First, you should review the owner's manual that came with your washing machine and determine that the washing machine was properly installed and that all bolts and screws are securely tightened. Next, you'll need to acquire a 3 foot bubble level to determine whether your washing machine is level. Simply place the level across the flat surface of your washing machine. If the bubble in the center of the level is not centered between the two black checkmarks, you will need to level your washing machine. To do this, simply adjust the legs on your washing machine until the bubble is centered between the two black checkmarks on your level.
Next, to reduce noise, vibrations and movement, you may wish to add protective gripping pads to the legs of your washing machine as well. You can find these pads at your local hardware or home improvement store. When installing the gripping pads, be sure to have a friend or assistant on hand to hold the washing machine up while you are attaching the pads. Finally, you may wish to consider purchasing silent feet for your washing machine. Silent feet are basically commercial grade anti-vibration pads that will keep your washing machine in place and secure. Silent feet also come in different sizes and categories, so you should be able to find a pair of silent feet to fit your washing machine, regardless of its make and model. Also, remember not to overload your washing machine with clothes since this can add to noise and vibration problems as well.