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drewdin 12-13-2013 09:51 PM

Leveling my Dryer
 
I think its the engineer in me but i have been leveling my dryer for an hour, every time i turn one foot and check if its level its not perfect or there is a little wiggle so i go and move another foot and it never ends...

I expect it to be solid and sturdy, am i expecting too much? maybe a tiny bit of movement if fine?

nealtw 12-13-2013 10:09 PM

I alway level the back first, then level one side, this should leave one leg short and the unit will rock just snug that leg down to the floor. It wants to be really close to level.

jeff1 12-14-2013 06:52 AM

Hi,

Odd, don't think we have ever needed an hour to level a dryer ;)

I like nealtw's way, sounds easy.

Sometimes we find leaving the front just slightly higher than the back is good for a dryer but no rocking on the floor.

jeff.

drewdin 12-14-2013 09:33 AM

thanks guys, ill try your methods

nealtw 12-14-2013 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeff1 (Post 97184)
Hi,



Sometimes we find leaving the front just slightly higher than the back is good for a dryer but no rocking on the floor.

jeff.

Some instruction say level is important for the sensors to work properly. Important?

kok328 12-14-2013 11:16 AM

I usually level the fronts left to right and then just tilt the unit off the back feet and set it down on the self leveling feet built into the unit.

jeff1 12-14-2013 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 97204)
Some instruction say level is important for the sensors to work properly. Important?

There isn't any sensors in dryers....some have moisture bars that the clothes touch for electronic dry cycles, dryer could be lisping to one side and the clothes will still hit the bars when tumbling ;)
Kinda like the instructions tell us our refrigerator must be level to work.....but when the doors won't close we have to raise the front of the refrigerator a little to help with the door closing.

Quote:

I usually level the fronts left to right and then just tilt the unit off the back feet and set it down on the self leveling feet built into the unit.
Dryers normally don't have self leveling feet.

jeff.


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