During spin cycles, washer tub would bang against the sides of washer and "walk" the washer around.

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Robert From Webster Groves, MO

Oct 27, 2011

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Took the front panel off. The springs looked old, but not sprung. The reasonable cost of the parts and the video showing how easy it appeared to install new springs convinced me to try this myself. I am definitely not a handyman, so this was concerning. I unhooked the three springs in the front and replaced them fairly easily because they were accessible. Stretching the springs was quite a challenge. a vice-grip vs. a standard pliers is recommended. I learned from another testimonial on this site that tipping the washtub toward the springs when you try to reconnect them helped. GREAT TIP! The three springs in the back were only accessible via a small panel, making them more difficult to replace. I recommend you take the front springs off first, then the back ones, tip the tub toward the back to replace the back springs first, then go after the front three springs by pulling the tub forward. Having someone help with the tub will make this easier. (I didn't have that luxury.) My washing machine is not a "walking" machine any more. And no banging either!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Suspension Springs - Kit of 6

Part Number: PS2004049

In Stock