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Maytag performa washer basket leans to one side and goes off balance in spin cycle no matter how big or small the load is. what could be the problem?

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Open the unit and check the suspension springs.

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

  • Steve Mahoney Dec 06, 2012

    I did yake the cabinet apart to look at the springs and they seemed to be all connected to the drum and lower supports. When I movwd thw washmachine from its location I did notice a big pile of white plastic looking dust under it. So I am not sure but I think the snubber ring is bad. I dod not have a tool to pull that apart so I guess I am going to have to call a repair man to come and fix it unless there is a nother way for me to do it.

  • Steve Mahoney Dec 06, 2012

    sorry about some of my spelling

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This solution applys to many Maytag washing machines. Perhaps not all.
Maytags have three damper pads in the bottom of the machine that must be lubricated from time to time. If they are not, they can be ripped off. They are glued to the bottom of the machine, the drum rests on top of them. When they become dry or lost, the machine shakes violently and no amount
of leveling or load balancing will fix it. Replace and/or lubricate the pads and magically it works again.

This is not a difficult repair for those that have modest mechanical skills and a few basic tools.
replacement pads and lube come in an inexpensive kit.n

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Try to replace the capacitor. Good luck

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SOURCE: Grinding sound during agitation cycle on my Maytag Performa

Its probably you stator plate and rotor. But you need special tools for this repair. There a spring that is under 200 pounds of pressure and if you take the screws off that hold the plate its going to fly into you face if your dont use the special tools to depress the spring. Is it more of a clanking kinda of noise? DOes it olnly happen with heavy loads? Try this out. Fill the washer with water only. and get it into a wash cycle with water only. If there is no noise then put in like a load of towels. A heavy load. Now if you hear the noise now then its for sure you stator plate and rotor..hope this helps, but like i said you need those special tools to do this repair or injury can result from the spring part.

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SOURCE: Maytag Performa Washer spins out of balance

There was a recall on the washer base, which caused the unbalanced problem. Find Technical Buletin TDL-0050B-B issued by Matag.

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SOURCE: I've got a Maytag Performa, problems with spin

You may have an oil leak from the tranny leaking onto the friction ring at bottom allowing tub move to freely

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