Question about Maytag HAV3460AWW Top Load Washer
Our tenants have had difficulties with their maytag top load washing machine - model # HAV3460AWW.
we used the washer for about 3 or 4 months without problem. we then moved it and didn't use it for almost a year. the first time we used it, during the rinse cycle, or maybe the spin cycle, it started to make a squeaking and thumping noise and gave off a burning smell, like burning rubber. water started leaking all over the floor. when we opened the top, the bin was way off centre. we cleaned up the water, balanced the load better, centred the bin properly, and tried again. it worked fine. we had tenants who used it for about a month with no further issue.
then, 2 months later (this last week) our new tenants used it for the first time and it leaked all over the floor. they didn't notice a burning smell, but there was the same squeaking thumping sound. we took a look and tried to balance the load and make sure the machine was perfectly level in case that was what was throwing it off. it didn't leak this time, but it almost seems like the bin is not supported at all, and even with a smaller, well-balanced load, it flies off of centre within the first couple of spins - banging against the sides of the machine.
can anyone help me out with this? i don't know if we're dealing with one problem here, or two (leak and bin misaligned).
would appreciate any ideas anyone has.
I have had washers do this many times and there is a simple solution. There a adjustments on the bottom of the washer. Simply get a level place it on top of the washer and level out the washer. That will stop the banging and fix the problem. Many times the floor is not level so don't trust it use the bubble level. This will help. Thanks
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
Check the easy stuff first, fill hoses tight?- drain hose cracked?
Failing those checks, cut a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than the size of your washer. Slip the cardboard under the washer and run a short load. Look carefully at the water mark on the cardboard. The mark on the cardboard the water leak will leave, will help you tell from which side or front to back the leak is common from. This will help point you in the correct direction to look for the trouble maker.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
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