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Our washer is shaking terribly. It's called a "Maytag

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Our washer is shaking...

Our washer is shaking terribly

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of your washing machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

It's called a "Maytag Performa".

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No.

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 6 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 6 months ago

That's pretty common as these units get older and other than making sure the washer is level, there isn't just a simple adjustment you can do. If the washer is rocking more than when new, then you can replace the suspension part called the snubber below the tub. This is the part that the tub assembly glides on to balance the tub better so the entire outer shell doesn't shake as bad. It's sort of like the shocks for a car. Either way, below is a link to the part as well as a video that shows you how to replace it if you wanted to do it yourself. The part is a Whirlpool part since Whirlpool bought out Maytag in 2006.

CLICK HERE for snubber ring

CLICK HERE for video

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Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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