Washer unbalanced easily and made lots of noise/movement during spin cycle

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelPAV3240AWW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Adam From Sparta, NJ

Nov 15, 2012

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Mostly I followed the video instructions from partselect's youtube channel. The snubber is very simple to replace. Once the tub is removed, the snubber drops down around the hole and the tub gets put back. The springs hold the tub down, and need to be removed. They are a challenge because they are very strong. The vice grips come in handy to grab the springs and hold them. The best trick I've seen for doing the springs is to use about 10 nickels. When installing the spring, bend it and place the nickels in the spirals of the spring, alternating sides with five going in the left and five in the right. When you go to put the spring in, it will be expanded so it almost fits the distance, and there's less required to pull it into place. Once in place, some nickels fall out and the rest can be removed easily. It also helps to have a second person who can push the tub towards the spring you're trying to install, to make the distance smaller.

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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

$29.48
In Stock