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Tub gets off balance and makes noise while washing.

I make sure that the load is balanced, the machine is level. When the wash starts going the barrel gets off set to the right (always) and it makes a grinding type of noise. When I open the lid and center the barrel it stops making the noise. It has to be re-centered after spin cycle. Any help would be greatly appriciated.
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IT IS A MAYTAG TOP LOAD WASHER - HAVBB-1

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  • kiddyaco Mar 19, 2009

    We tried putting more towels but they just roll up in a ball and the spin cycle turns on and off and will not work. We put a little load in and they still roll up in a ball and cycles on and off.We put in a real small load and it works some of the time. But our reason for getting the big Model WBVH5200J2WW washer was so we could wash big loads and this is not happening. We think that the washer should spin faster at the start of the spin cycle so that the load can't roll up in a ball like the washers at the laundry.

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It probably does this because you have overloaded the machine with towels or bedding try putting less in...

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