Monday, March 7, 2011

The dance machine

We got these gems on Black Friday, back in November. Shireen, Stacy, and I got up at 3AM and hit up the Sears in good ole' Alex City to get these energy efficient, front loading, (ahem) stackable washer and dryer for $599! Awesome right?!
So why aren't they stacked you ask? Ahhh... funny story.
We were too afraid to stack them because of the party the washer liked to throw! Yes, since the very first load, the one on the right would dance across the floor when the spin cycle would occur. It was something like this:

We had to hold the washer down in order to get a load of laudry done, or, as Ryan said, "It would go dancing down Peachtree."
This laundering excitement (or riding of the bull) got old after about the 5th or 6th time, and we decided to try to get to the root of the problem. Ryan leveled it, watched u-tube videos (because you know everyone goes there when they are clueless), leveled it again, and even...


But this hitch caused us to call Sears and discuss the problem. He suggested rubber feet. The guy assured me that if I bought these "rubber feet" our little dancer would not budge and we could stack them! So we did... and it didn't stop the washer's moves, but it did protect our floors from the craziness... (I would recommend the feet anyways to save your hardwoods and to decrease any slight movement) . So for the last four weeks we have been racking our brains to figure out the problem.

And on Sunday, the problem was solved... we didn't take the shipping bolts off. :/ Really. Shipping bolts. So, if or when you buy a new washer and dryer and it dances like Elaine from Seinfeld make sure you fully disassemble your appliances. :)

Drum roll please...
 They now work like a charm! Success!

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