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Hello, I have Maytag stacked washer/dryer, Model: LSE7806ACE

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Hello, I have Maytag stacked washer/dryer, Model: LSE7806ACE (a washer and dryer combo). The serial number is 19841386CL which indicates that it is from June 2003- (see website:

One of my relatives put a heavy weight on the lid which dented the lid as a whole, which slightly warped the rod connecting to the lid. This rod then rotates and flips up the switch which turns on the water when you shut the lid. To get the switch to flip now, and the water to turn on, we have to slam the lid now.

Question 1: I would assume that we would need a new lid and rod attached to the lid? About how much would this cost?

Question 2: When I opened the front panel to look at the lid mechanism, the washer tub seems to wobble back and forth more than normal, so there must be some stabilizer that needs to be replaced. About how much would this cost?

Question 3: About How much would the labor for the above parts cost? Would it be worth the money to fix the washer?

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Have you tried to bend the rod on the door hinge to make it have better contact?




Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yeah I bent the rod in several directions to help it contact the switch/lever better. That's how I got it to the point where it will work if you slam the lid down, before that it wouldn't work at all.


Basically I bent it back the way it was supposed to be as good as I can get it, but am not happy that I have to slam it down to use the washer

Most likely either you need a new counter arm or the button it pushes inside the unit. you can click on the blue links below to order the correct part.

Click here for the counter arm

Click here for the button switch

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The other two questions were...How much would be the approximate cost of labor?


In your opinion, is it worth fixing the stackable washer dryer from 2003.

Parts are about $25.00 and if you hire a company to repair it, the labor cost is about $130-$150
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

In your opinion, is it worth fixing it or buying a new washer and dryer?

The newer washer and dryers are not worth the money of scrap metal, I would have this one repaired...
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay...thanks for your opinion. That's it!


Great job!

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Alright...belated response here


I dissembled the unit myself to see the root cause of the problem. When a significant force was applied to the lid it caused the spring and a screw to come out of alignment, causing the counter arm to come out of alignment.



I fixed the screw that was out of alignment...However there is a spring that is connected to the counter arm as well, that I need to reattach. I forgot the specific attachment point for the spring


Do you have a diagram?

Sorry I do not have a diagram, but I can look tomorrow at the MFG to see if they have one..
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

is their a website you can direct me to for the diagram?

I will have to find it if there is one, As a tech we pay for access to their sites, however they are doing updates to it at this time..
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I fixed the control arm and spring. I figured out the spring went back in.


Now my questions is


Is the auto washer motor supposed to be oscillating back and forth?


No the motor spins one way for agitate and the other way to make it spin...
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


The link above shows what I am talking about. The motor mount, part 38, appears to be on runners and is moving back and forth. Is this normal?

How much is it supposed to move?


I will give you a bonus for the extra questions tonight. I really appreciate your help and honesty.

THe motor when in spin, allows it to slip to let the water drain out before adding more tension to make it spin at top speed.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

For another bonus, I have a video of the tub during the spin cycle and the motor moving back and forth on the runners...can you tell me if anything is wrong

Let me look at it



There is nothing there, I don't have an account there.. you need to put it on you tube..

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Seen the video, I really don't see a problem there?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

should the tub wobble like that during the spin cycle

Yes that is how it controls the balance of the clothes
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What about this video..this appears to be the worst case scenario..I am washing a heavy rug


There is no rush to answering this additional don't have to answer it right away in the morning or anything.



Still don't see a problem, especially when the unit is not made for washing items like that..