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Can you repair balance ring/tub unit on whirlpool direct drive washer or must you just buy a new tub? I think the fluid has leaked from the balance ring.

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Some units had balance held in place by clips those could be replaced separately those where balance slipped around outer edge of tub are not a separate part that can be ordered

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Fix balance ring


if you have a regular top load direct drive washer and if the tub is tilted off balance remove the frame of the washer,look at the back bottom of the frame,there's a spring that is connected to the bottom of the frame and hooks the the back of the tub,sometimes the frame rusts out and the spring rips through the drill hole in the frame,you have to drill a new hole in the frame and reconnect the spring.i've never seen a balance ring damaged.so this is the first thing i would check if washer is off balance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbBnr4aCGjc

Jul 03, 2014 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Constant out of balance on washer


Check the inter tub ring you should hear water when you spin it by hand
if you dont hear water replace the spin tub balnce ring it must be cracked or has a hole in it and leaked out the fluid this is a counter balancer when it gows into the spin cycle
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Apr 01, 2013 | Maytag Bravos MTW6600T Top Load Washer

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What is a balance ring for matag washer mtw6600tqo


The balance ring is a liquid filled hollow tube of plastic that encircles the top of the wash basket. It is what sloshes when you vigorously move the tub back and forth. Even though they are pretty indestructible they can still lose their fluid. When they do a tub can literally leap from a machine. Some are replaceable. Unfortunately yours i believe is not. You would have to buy a whole new inner drum basket to replace yours, I think.

Jan 26, 2013 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Maytag mah55flbwq not draining


Perfectly normal..
What you are actually hearing is a balance ring on the inner tub that has liquid inside to help keep washing loads balanced.
The balance ring is filled with a calcium chloride solution and baffles within the ring allow the fluid to disperse within the ring evenly
By rotating the spin basket you can hear the fluid dispersing within the baffles of the balance ring.

Thebalanceringisfilledwithacelciurnchloridesolutionandbaffles,withintheringallowthefluidtodispersewithinthe:ring,evenly
I also thought ours was not draining properly but discovered otherwise when I had to take the inner tub out for a bearing repair job..
Hope this puts your mind at rest..

Aug 21, 2012 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Missing balance ring clips on whirlpool washer model # LXR9445JQ0


just buy the clips, watch a video to remove the housing of the washer. it is a simple fix. should be below $20 to get the clips, j
http://www.partselect.com/PS874751-Whirlpool-3956205-Balance-Ring-Top-of-Inner-Tub-White.htm?SourceCode=1&SearchTerm=LXR7244JQ1&ModelNum=LXR7244JQ1#Instructions

Jul 15, 2010 | Whirlpool LXR6432JQ Top Load Washer

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Washing machine leeks and doesnt complete cycle


When the washing machine starts leaking water all over the floor, you face a tough choice. Either call a service technician to fix the problem or purchase a new machine. Both decisions are expensive. Most service technicians charge $50 to $100 just to walk in the door and diagnose the problem, and labor expenses can quickly accumulate. After receiving the final bill, you may even wish you’d replaced the machine!
TIP: Make sure the water on the floor isn’t the result of a plugged floor drain. It happens! 
There are two types of washing machines: belt drive and direct drive.
If you open up the cabinet and don’t find any belts, then you’ve got a direct-drive machine. Repairs are similar for both machines, but generally easier on the direct-drive unit.
The following photos are from a belt-drive washing machine. If you have a direct drive, refer to your owner’s manual or diagrams (see “Buying Parts") for brand-specific details.
First, Replace Leaky Supply Hoses
The first step is to locate the source of the leak. Empty the washing machine, move it away from the wall and start the fill cycle. Look for drips around the water supply hose connection at the back of the machine while it fills with water. Shut off the water and replace any old, heavily corroded or rusted hoses with new ones. If the hoses are in good shape, replace the internal washers only. Special no-burst hoses ($10), regular hoses ($6) and new hose washers ($2 per 10-pack) are available at home centers and hardware stores.

Turn off the water main or shutoff valve and unscrew the supply hoses from the back of the machine with an adjustable pliers. Pry out the old hose washers with a flat-blade screwdriver. Install new gaskets in both hoses and reconnect the supply lines.
Second, Replace Leaky Internal Hoses
If the supply hoses aren’t leaking, open the cabinet and inspect the internal components. Belt-drive machines typically have a rear access panel that unscrews. Access direct-drive machines by removing the two screws on the outside of the control panel and flipping up the lid. Then pry up the cabinet clips and pull off the entire cabinet. With the cabinet open, restart the fill cycle to check for internal leaks. Look for additional clues like rust and calcium deposits. Most often you’ll find the leaks in the spots we show inFigure A.

Hoses tend to leak around a worn-out spring clamp. First try to remove the spring clamp with an adjustable pliers. If you can’t get it, you’ll need a special $15 hose clamp pliers available from your local parts supplier. Replace the old spring clamp with a new worm-drive clamp. If the hose itself is cracked and leaking, remove it and take it to the appliance parts supplier for a replacement.

CAUTION: Unplug the machine before performing any repairs.
Washing machine parts are available at appliance parts distributors. (Look in the Yellow Pages under “Appliance Parts.”) Try to find a parts supplier with a well-informed staff, ideally ex–repair technicians, who can provide diagrams and help diagnose any problems specific to your brand of machine. A great Internet source is www.searspartsdirect.com. Enter your model number to access exploded-view diagrams and a thorough parts list for easy on-line ordering.

You’ll need the brand and model number for proper part identification. Model numbers are usually stamped on a small metal plate located under the tub lid or on the side or back of the machine. Copy down all the plate information and take it along to the parts distributor.

Third, Replace a Leaky Pump
Fourth, Replace Worn-Out Tub Fittings

The most challenging repair is fixing a leaking tub fitting, whether it’s the air dome seal ($5), the center post gasket ($8) or the tub seals ($15 to $20). Before proceeding, make sure that telltale drips are coming from around the tub. The details of this repair vary by brand and model. The details we show are for most Whirlpool and Kenmore belt drives. Study a schematic drawing or consult a parts specialist if your machine is different from what we show.

You’ll need a special $15 spanner wrench to remove the tub and replace the tub fittings on this type of machine. It’s available at your local appliance parts supplier. You can open the top of many machines by releasing the spring catches. However, on others you have to unscrew several screws and lift off the entire cabinet. Look in your owner’s manual or at a parts diagram. (See the manufacturer’s Web site or one of the sites listed in “Buying Parts.”) You’ll have to unscrew the water inlet and the tub snubber before unclipping the ring. Fastening systems for these vary by brand, as do attachment methods for the agitator and inner tub.

There are four tub seals that secure the outer tub to the cabinet, each consisting of a bolt with a rubber and metal washer. Rust often develops around one of the tub seals, causing a tub leak. A new tub seal kit will come with four new bolts and oversized rubber and metal washers that will seal small leaks. But if the tub is completely rusted through around the bolt, it’s time to buy a new washing machine. Replace all four tub seals.

If the leaking occurs only when the machine is agitating, a bad center post gasket (“doughnut”) is the culprit. Remove the outer tub to replace the center post gasket. While you’re at it, replace the air dome seal as well. Reassemble the washing machine and run a test cycle.
Thank you Sir, Have a nice day.

Sep 17, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Loud during the spin cycle.


would suspect something in the drain pump rather then something witht he tub, tip unit back and check for debrisin right hand side pump

Mar 25, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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Unstable tub


There are springs inside the unit that stablize the tub during spin. If the springs are not attached correctly the tub will be off balance. Sometimes the Balance Ring loses it's fluid due to a crack or leak and the washer will spin off balance. THis requires a service tech to dissemble the machine.

Nov 27, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Spins really fast and loud and is leaking at bottom of tub where shaft goes in


buy a new washer .specifically a direct drive whirlpool,no belt. maytag washers are not what they use to be.

Jan 04, 2008 | Maytag Legacy Series Top Load Washer

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Whirlpool Washing Machine Balance Ring


this is now 2009 the machine you speak of is a piece of junk so by now its probably trashed you don't need my help

Nov 07, 2007 | Washing Machines

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