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Maytag washer pavt234aww goes out of balance regularly

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Just had a service call on ours this week for a different problem (turned out to be transmission going bad) and also asked them about the out of balance since we've been having that same problem. They said it needed new balance springs and that new ones are $30 each and used ones are $10 each.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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