Does your washing machine shake and move around each time you try to do a load of clothes? It may not seem like an all-too-concerning issue, but allowing your washing machine to move around can damage walls and knock off nearby objects on shelves. For this reason, it's recommended that you try and fix the problem that's causing it to do this. Thankfully, it's usually an easy fix that most homeowners can accomplish themselves in just a short amount of time; here's how you do it:
First and foremost, you need to make sure that you're not overloading the washing machine with articles of clothes. I know you may "think" you're saving energy by doing so, but it really puts a greater strain on your washing machine. When there's more articles of soaking wet clothing flying around in your washing machine, there's a greater chance that it will move around, which is why you need to limit your load size. Check the instructions or sticky label on your machine to determine what the proper load size for it and don't go beyond that amount.
It should go without saying that your washing machine needs to be level on all four legs if you don't want it to move around during the cycles. Even if the legs are off by just a small amount, it can cause the unit to jump around violently when you're washing clothes. So, how do adjust the legs to even heights? It really depends on what machine you have, but you can usually get down on the ground and slowly turn them to lower or raise their height. Try placing an leveling rod on top of your washing machine and then slowly adjusting the legs until the rod appears level. This isn't a foil-proof method, but it's usually the best way to get it level.
Missing Cement or Brick
Washing machines typically have a brick or piece of cement in the bottom of them to hold them down and prevent movement. If you purchases a used washing machine that's moving around each time you try to run a load of clothes, there's a chance this piece could be missing. Unfortunately, it's difficult to tell whether or not a machine has one, as the cement or brick is located deep inside it. If your washing machine feels unusually light, it probably doesn't contain a piece of cement or brick to weigh it down.