The washing machine was vibrating and wobbling badly during the spin cycle.

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Eric From Tomball, TX

Jul 14, 2012

After some quick internet research I figured the snubber ring needed replacing. I watched a couple of videos on how to replace which was very helpful and I basically followed them to remove the tub and internals. A couple of notes- 1. to get to all of the springs really requires accesss from the back of the machine. 2. there is only one snubber ring, the schematics make it seem like there are two. 3. most importantly, the videos made the spring removal and installation seem difficult. Have someone tip the tub in the direction of the spring you are working on to relax it some. Also if you use your pliers with a fulcrum to pull tension on the spring you don't need the special tool or run the risk of slipping and driving the pliers into the tub. I used my free hand under my gripping hand, a small block would work too. If the pliers slip it only moves a short distance until the plier grips hit the floor - no damage. 4. don't forget the cornstarch on the cone for the snubber ring. 5. the drive assembly has a warning on it about 200 lbs of tension, don't let the screws to loosen the snubber ring come free from the ring they are screwed into - always keep the screws engaged.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Snubber Ring

Part Number: PS1792928

In Stock

Drive Belt

Part Number: PS2018741

In Stock