Snubber ring had worn out allowing the tub to "wobble" and cause the washer to walk during spin cycle.

ApplianceMaytag Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Pliers
Screw drivers

Chad From Stilesville, IN

Feb 07, 2014

I like to think this repair was easy, for me and anyone who is mechanically inclined. However, "easy" only applies to the person using the word. I'm sure an astronaut might define what he does as easy. He's been trained to do what he does. I, however, won't be taking a spacewalk any time soon. The repair was not bad at all with the help of this website. The great thing about this site is it's guidance to what may be causing the problem with the appliance, its direction to the parts that may need replacing to solve the problem, and the replacement directions. I have not failed, as of yet, to locate the appliance I need on this site. Also, feedback from customers who have performed the same repair. I have repaired our Maytag dryer and Whirlpool refrigerator in the past using this site to determine the problem(s). Simply put, saves on hiring a repair man and/or buying a new appliance. Plus, I like repairing anything myself that I feel I can handle. Versus repeating what has been submitted many times, just follow the instructions on site. Once you start taking things apart, it will become clear what has to be done. Toughest part (for some) will be the tub springs. Since the springs hold the tub in place and are also involved in keeping the tub steady, I replaced them along with the snubber ring. Makes sense since your going to have the washer apart with access to the springs anyway. Note: I mentioned repairing our dryer. A squeak developed and eventually turned into a squawk. Based on what I learned, I replaced the drum rollers. Re-assembled only to find it still squawked. Had to take it apart again and determined it was actually the pulley on the belt tensioning arm. Back to the washer; one warning I can send out is being careful replacing the springs. My wife came out as I was hooking them back up. She decided she wanted to help. One spring (behind the motor) is a little difficult to hook back up to the tub, due to access. As she was helping, trying to guide the spring into the loop, I continually repeated "be careful where you put your fingers." Sure enough, the spring slipped out of the pliers when trying to stretch and snapped back bruising her finger. I'm sure it hurt. Let me rephrase, I know it hurt. Irregardless, she's going to be okay. My point, a spring is a spring. They have tension and care must be taken. Best advice, where a pair of contractors gloves. Another, "BE AWARE OF THE 200LB SPRING BELOW THE TUB PULLEY." Take care loosening the flange. If removed, opens up a different issue altogether. It is not necessary to remove this flange to remove and/or install the snubber ring. Again, a spring is a spring. 200 pounds is a far cry from the tub spring, which sprung back on my wife. Once I completed the repairs and reassembled, the washer works like a charm. Based on longevity, I expect this will give us another five years of use. The dryer repair, however, seems to give use only three years functionality. Kid you not, the dryer started squeaking again the day after I repaired the washer. I know what's in my near appliance repair future.

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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