Where does this spring install? Right rear? Left rear? Next to the counterweight spring? Thanks.
Answer Hello Brad,
This is the spring for the rear automatic leveling legs. It mounts in the center, horizontally, connecting the two leveling mechanism links.
How do you install 62597 Level spring
To install the level spring you will need to remove the cabinet of the unit by removing the screws in the back of the control panel (one on either side endcap). Once the screws are loosened roll the control panel up from the front of the unit and disconnect the lidswitch harness. You will then use a flat blade screwdriver and pop the clips out holding the back panel to the cabinet. once loose you remove the cabinet. The spring will then connect the 2 leveling legs via holes on the ends of the levelers.
I need to know the procedure for the rear leveling device in the rear of the washer. The one on my washer doen't not lock into position. I've been told these are supposed to lock. Is this correct?
Answer Hello Sam. The ratcheting device that the rear legs are mounted on does not lock. When the weight of the machine is lifted off of it, it defaults to center position. Then when the units' weight is set down onto it, the device automatically sets to equalize the units weight to each of the four feet so it cannot rock. It will never lock but if you tilt the unit up onto the front feet and you don't hear the mechanism "click", it may need to be lubriacated. I would recommend a spray lubricant such as TJLPS2. Have a great day!