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Maytag LAT9635aae walks

I have made sure the machine is level, (front to back and side to side); but the machine still walks. I bought the washer in 1995 and haven't had any problems with it until recently; 3 to 4 months since the machine started to walk.

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It is so common that the washing machine can make terrible noise in many ways and is a common fault. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that machine is vibrating when it is running then the motor /drum suspension has to be inspected. Since these fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for the noise with a good inspection lamp. Manually turn the motor and drum and listen for the noise, if so the motor bearings, the drum agitator shaft and fittings must be checked. Also the suspensions which include the shock absorbers and springs, the body clamps must be checked to be in correct alignment and not changed in position. Tightening of the mounting is also very important. Finally in most cases a drop of OIL or smear of grease on the moving parts cane solve most issues.

Check this link :

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1210/wobbly-washing-machine-or-tumble-dryer.html
For replacement of bearings check for tips on this visual link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1401/how-to-replace-the-bearings-on-a-washing-mach.html

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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I also had roper washer model RAX 4232KQO for about three or four years. It washed great but would walk around on spin. It was in a house I rented out to someone else. Three years later I moved back. The roper still walked around on spin. I went to APD, a parts store and purchased a repair book. I took the washers case off. All the (3)suspension springs were intact as were the counter weight spring. When reassembling the washer a saw a yellow plastic band that had embossed on it pull out. I had pulled out the band attached by a yellow plug when I first purchased and set up the machine. What I did'nt do was completely remove the band which had two cotter pins attached four years earlier. I pulled out the band with the two cotter pins. I put the case back on, plugged the machine back in and put the machine on spin. The Roper Model RAX 4232KQO never worked so good! I guess I should have read the setting up instructions!

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SOURCE: Walking Washer

The best way to fix this problem is to adjust the front legs while the machine is spinning a full wash load.  Put in a load of clothes and run the machine to get the clothes nice and wet.  It will take about 5 minutes to get them completely wet.  Next, turn the washer off.  Now, turn the washer back on and push the spin button to select the extra fast speed.  You washer will go into a drain mode and then begin to toss the load into a balance spin mode.  Once the washer is spinning the clothes, check the balance of the unit by pushing the front left corner of the washer towards the right rear corner and right front corner towards the left rear corner.  If the sound of the washer quiets down on one side vs the other side, adjust the front leg to quiet that side.  Do not attempt to adjust the rear legs as they do not require adjustments at all.  Everything adjusts on the front legs.  
This procedure works if the floor is sturdy enough.  If the floor is old and the wood is weak, it will not work.  

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag front loader MAH-3 vibrates. Level & on concrete floor.

THERE ARE SHOCK ABSORBERS IN THIS UNIT,SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF THEM IS BROKEN.HOPE THIS HELPS

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SOURCE: Front load washer shakes violently during spin cycle

On something like this you will need to remove the washer wrap to inspect the suspension springs & base assembly. Please see the link provided for accessing the inside of the washer. Be sure the shipping pins have been removed. The tub should float freely.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

SOURCE: MAYTAG NEPTUNE FRONT LOAD WASHER MAH5500BWW

Central bearing and seal are damaged. Very expensive repair and very expensive parts. Maytag does not sell bearings separately, they're only available with the outer tub, which is $400-$500; Repair itself is another 2-3 hours of hard work. Do the math...

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