381251-1-S-Whirlpool-63907             -Suspension Spring
381251-1-S-Whirlpool-63907             -Suspension Spring http://www.partselect.com/Schematics/Maytag/OGHXSQCE.gif

Suspension Spring

PartSelect Number PS381251

Sold Individually. Appliance takes 3 of this part.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Shakes and moves.
  • Noisy.
  • Leaking.
  • Compare At

    $3.50
  • You Save

    $.58
  • Your Price

    $2.92
In Stock
Fast Shipping Get this part fast. Average delivery time via regular ground: 1.8 days.

Videos For installing this part.

Installation Instructions Provided by PartSelect customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 2.8 / 5.0, 24 reviews What's this?
 

10 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Suspension Spring
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Charles from Rose Bud, AR

Tub off center, rubbing on outer tub in spin

turned the washer on it's back and shoved the tub to the side to release pressure on a spring ,pulled it loose and installed new one. this worked for the back two then turned washer on it;s face and repeted the process on the front spring.
Washer works great now.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

10 of 14 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Kevin from San Diego, CA

Washing machine was rocking back and forth

Removed the two screws holding the control panel in place. Removed two metal clips holding outer shell in place. Removed outer shell. Used vise grips to remove three horizontally mounted suspension springs around the perimeter of suspension carriage and replaced with new springs. Removed single vertically mounted suspension spring at the back of the suspension carriage and replaced with new spring. Replaced outer shell, metal clips, and control panel screws. Done!!! My washing machine doesn't try to run away anymore!!!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

10 of 16 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
Customer: Annie from Haines, OR

Washer moving 3 ft during the spin cycle sounding like elephants running through the house

Removed back panel to remove tub from shell. Unscrewed the brackets holding the springs. Used screw driver to pop out pads with hammer onto screw driver. Cleaned out tub and put grease on springs where they attach to bracket. Replaced panel and ran machine to find a leak. Took machine apart again to find the knocking of the tub against the back panel caused a whole in the plastic tub. Silicon and mechanical tape. Washer works fine for now.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

8 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: James from Nelsonville, OH

Tub did not center and seal was hanging out of tub

Laid washer on front side and removed top spring, then lifted the tub assembly to replace the right side spring, the one behind the motor was the hardest, I lifted the tub then removed the spring bracket at the tub with pliers and a socket. The top seal all I had to do was take the 4 screws that hold the top on (it takes a long extension) then sit it bak up and I lifted the top up to give me enough room to unsnap the top piece of the tub, cleaned it up put seal in. The parts fit perfitlt and real fast shipping, I bookmarked the site and will buy from again. JIM

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Suspension Spring
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Gregory from Kent, OH

Washer tub off balance and noisy

The repair was fairly simple and while it made the spin operation quieter and and a bit more stable, it still gets out of balance. Disconnected power, shutoff supply lines and disconnected them from the unit.

Laid washer on its front and replaced the two more visible springs fairly easily from underneath using a little leverage with a 2 x 4 to take any residual tension off the springs.

Then I turned the washer over on its back (gently and with a little support (board or old thick towel) so the weight of the unit didn't rest entirely on the water intake connectors

Again, lifted the tub with 2 x 4 and disconnected the power and control connector to the motor to make a little more room to get to the spring.

If you do this, be sure to re-connect that connector before you put the washer back and test, otherwise it will fill and then sit.... I had to siphon the tank out, disconnect everything, flip it over and re-connect that power connector!! After that the unit ran better than before, especially on the spin cycle. Over all this washer is 15 years old and worn a bit so we are still careful not to overload it and balance the loading as much as possible. Large bedspreads and king size sheets or mattress covers will always spin out of balance but for 90% of regular washing it was an improvement.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?