Washing machine would get off balance with every load.

ApplianceMaytag Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Brian From Camdenton, MO

Sep 21, 2012

The repair was very simple to do. I was worried about one post regarding the braking mechanism but had not problems with this. Once the washer was disconnected from the power and water, I moved it into a larger are for more room to work. I removed the front and back panels to disconnect the hose from the bottom of the tub to the water pump. There will be water in it so have towels ready also removed the water level hose by lifting up on top of washer. After hoses were remove, I released the belt from under the washer amd released all the springs around the bottom of the tube which was not difficult. The tube then lifted straight out the top and I set it upside down on a towel. One side I the snubber was worn completely through. With a short socket set, I loosened the screws holding in the snubber about 1/4 of the way and the snubber was easy to work out. I placed the new snubber in an tightened all the screws. Then placed the tube back into the washer. The springs were difficult to get on with the new snubber. What I did was used a small piece of this rope(about 50lbs breaking strength from Walmart) and fed fed it through the top of the washer and had the wife pull up on the spring with it while I pushed and fed it onto the proper slots. This worked well. Reconnected the hoses am put the washer back together and it works perfectly now.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Snubber Ring

Part Number: PS1792928

$4.75
In Stock

Suspension Springs - Kit of 6

Part Number: PS2004049

$25.56
In Stock