Maytag Washer out of balance?

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Old 10-11-03, 08:53 AM
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Maytag Washer out of balance?

I have a maytag washer atlantis about 2 years old, latley ever load that we put in it the washer runs like it's outta balance? I've re-leveled the machine several times but it keeps retunring to the unbalanced state? this happens on every load even with the lightest of clothes.......


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Old 10-11-03, 10:07 AM
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Hi,

I've re-leveled the machine several times
Make sure it is levelled as close to the floor as poss and that the rear levelling legs work and are not jammed.

but it keeps retunring to the unbalanced state?
Anything change recently?....new house/room, no drain/plumbing changes?

The washer has 6 suspension springs, make sure they are not broken/unhooked....there is also a snubber pad under the wash baskets at the base....if this is worn or has water/oil on it the washer will go unbalanced.

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Slow drain outs, too much soap, small loads could also contribute to off-balance conditions.

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Old 10-12-03, 07:15 PM
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Seems that I've had the same problem as Donnie....for months now, our washer JUST WON'T SPIN without trying to walk the floor, and we can hear the tub banging against the inside of the cabinet. I've checked the suspension (springs) and they're OK, at least they appear to be. I've gone under the utility room and reinforced the floor, not that I could find a problem. The floor is level. sturdy. etc. We can take identical items and space them evenly around the tub, and it will still be out of balance. Light or heavy, small or large. HELP PLEASE. This is an Admiral Mega 22 Plus, I believe made by Maytag. The only anomaly I can find is that if we open the lid and push the tub to one side, it tends to want to stay there. (after finding this, I checked the springs). Now I've gone into the local Appliance store, and some tubs stay put when pushed to the side, and some don't. Any Clues about the Vibratin' Washer? Thanks,
John
 
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Old 10-12-03, 11:18 PM
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Hi,

This is an Admiral Mega 22 Plus
Model#?
http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html
Model# helps.

Any Clues about the Vibratin' Washer?
Depending on your model/style....probably the same snubber pad as above...but we will see once we know what style you have.

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Old 10-13-03, 02:15 PM
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About the tubs staying where you pushed them, that is based on the suspension the washer uses, for example our kenmore tub seems loose yet it hasn't gone out of balance yet. It also stays where you push it. On older maytags they always fell back to center when you pushed them to the side.
 
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My Admiral Mega 22Plus Vibratin' Washer is Model # AW20N2V and is Rev 17.
Yes, I was used to the older washing machine tubs "springing back to center" when physically pushed to one side. I'm not sure about leveling this one. Currently, it is leveled by placing a carpenter's level on the top of the cabinet, both directions, although when first installed I recall checking the level by letting water into the machine and making sure that the water "hit all the holes" around the tub at the same time....but now, when I fill it with water, I can't be sure that the tub is "square" to the cabinet, or tilted to one side, so I'm using the level on the cabinet.
Still, though, it seems to me that if all the springs had equal tension, and nothing was binding, the tub would return to center every time it was moved.
Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks,
John
 
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Old 10-13-03, 02:48 PM
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It depends if the springs are strong enough to move the tub back to center without the basket spinning. Let the washer spin with NOTHING in it for a couple minutes, lift the lid and let the basket stop, don't touch or move anything and see if the tub is off to one side. If it is then you have a loose or stretched spring.
 
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Old 10-13-03, 04:16 PM
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Washer is Model # AW20N2V and is Rev 17.
MagicChef/Norge style washer....owned by Maytag.

I'm not sure about leveling this one. Currently, it is leveled by placing a carpenter's level on the top of the cabinet, both directions, although when first installed I recall checking the level by letting water into the machine and making sure that the water "hit all the holes" around the tub at the same time....
I like the inside ( the holes ) to be level before the cabinet as they do the work and not the cabinet....also as close to the floor as possibe is best.

They have had trouble with the rear self leveling legs not moving, they are part of the suspension, if they jam or not move well the cabinet will wobble/move around. Drain hose too high ( under 5 feet is best/a must ) as the drain water will "well" around in the tubs. Real shinny belt has been trouble, too much soap ( welling water again, slow drain ). If springs look ok, a new snubber ring may help.

My friend at Maytag says...if the back levelling legs are not free floating the cabinet will vibrate and move badly, he told me to spray back legs and mech with WD40 to make sure they are free moving, leg pads should be intact as well.
Check for too much soap...agitate some towels without adding any soap to see what suds come out of the fabric, these washers hate over soaping. I usually inspect springs for any broken/streched ones...if all is ok I'd try that snubber to see will happen.

Snubber ring:
The white powder may be corn starch...Manufacture often uses that to lub the snubber pad...not suppose to use any liquid or jelly style lubes at all...dry or a little corn starch only.

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Old 10-13-03, 05:09 PM
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thanks for all the suggestions guys! I'm gonna try them all see what happens.
 
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Old 10-13-03, 06:08 PM
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Please let us know what happens

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I'm gonna try the WD-40 , etc. If that works, my wife will be baking you some cookies.....................................
Thanks for the tips,
John
 
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Old 10-13-03, 07:29 PM
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If that works, my wife will be baking you some cookies.....................................
Chocolat Chip???.....yummmy

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walking clothes washer

Hi Johnboy123

Were you able to fix the walking clothes washer? I'm having the same problem with a Maytag SAV3655aww.
 
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Hi!! I would really appreciate if someone could help me with my washing machine! See the problem is that it simply wont level. I have self-leveling rear legs, but they just wont work. When I tilt the machine forward I can play with the self-leveling rear legs and feel that they are going up and down properly, but when I let the machine back down, the rear legs go all the way in instead of staying out to level the rear since front of washer is higher then the rear. Any body?? Please...lol
 
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I have a older Maytag washer, model A105. It was working perfect until I moved it to paint the closet it is in. Now it is bad out of balance. I used a dolly and was carefel with it. I've got it level and all leveling pads are solid on the floor. What do I do?
 
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Old 09-02-08, 03:52 AM
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Your machine a little different than one talked about here. Look in fold of front 2 screws, remove screws and front will pull out and off top clips. Check that all 4 springs are in place. look under transmission and see if snubber is in place. Should not be able to see if except around edges. Look for oil anyplace in lower cabinet, If oil there you need a transmission and would replace machine. Have not had your problem with this machine. PS you have the last of the good Maytags
 
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Bro. Chuck

Good news, just reading the info posted about Maytag washers got me to looking further. I got the front panel off and watched the machine run with the front open. I discovered that holding one corner of the machine while it spun out almost stopped the vibrating. I adjusted the corner leveler to raise the corner about 1/8 inch and lo and behold, the washer runs like new. No vibrating. Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-03-08, 03:26 AM
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I should of asked if level first, Sometimes I forget the basics.
 
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No need to feel bad in this case. Look!:

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I've got it level and all leveling pads are solid on the floor. What do I do?
 
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Out of balance

Hi Everyone,

After leveling the washer the tub still is out of balance. I tried the water hole method but can still easily see the tub is leaning toward one side of the cabnet. The springs all look good. There doesn't seem to be any obstructions. I can push the tube straight to aline it but when it spins it wanders back to leaning to the side. Would a snubber ring cause this? There is a soapy powder in the depression below the snubber ring (maybe old soap?).

Thank you
Frank
 
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Balancing is fine now

Okay, after tipping up the backend and letting the self adjusting feet readjust. It seems to be fine now. Thanks,
 
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Old 09-21-08, 05:11 PM
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There is a kit to fix your problem. it has the 6 springs and a new snubber in it.
 
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Maytag Washer out of Balance

My Maytag washer, almost 14 yrs old, Model LAT 8826AAA, goes out of balance during every spin cycle. The unit is perfectly level and I have evenly distributed the clothes in the tub.

Help what can be done to fix this problem?

Is it worth a costly repair?

Thank you.
 
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Old 03-27-12, 01:38 PM
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Not sure about your problem. I would take off the front and see if the springs look good. Not common problem with yours.
 
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