**I am an extreme amateur when it comes to physics, so please forgive me if I use the wrong terminology or my description is incomplete** My washing machine always seems to get out of balance and "walk" across the room during the spin cycle, which led me to think up the following scenario: Suppose I am standing on a skateboard holding a bicycle wheel at its axis, but the bicycle wheel is extremely unbalanced. I spin up the bicycle wheel, which wobbles violently in my hands. If I push out of phase against the wobble, will I accelerate on the skateboard? Fundamentally, I suppose I am asking if it is possible to convert angular momentum into linear momentum. Why or why not is this possible?