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The machine does not spin properly. The tub

The machine does not spin properly. The tub wobbles drastically no matter how you balance the clothing load. When spinning the tub bangs the sides of the machine and the washer "walks 4 to 5 feet. You have to continually monitor the machine so it does pull the drain hose out of our utility sink during it's "walks". When we bought this unit, I thought one of the selling points was that this unit would "self balance".

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Machine goes out of balance when spinning with any reasonably

    heavy load and then starts to jump or wobble.

  • budking027 Mar 24, 2009

    i can 4 items in there and no matter what it goes off balance , and yes it is level

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    machine wobbles badly hitting the sides of the tub regardless of how many times i have tried leveling the machine

  • fil777 Mar 31, 2009

    My Maytag Performa is always taking my laundry for "walks" during the spin cycle. We have levelled it over and over but it still spins out of seems to MAKE the loads off balance. It wobbled so badly that it actually bent one of the feet to a 90 degree angle and it is LOUD!! I spend more time trying to balance my loads than I do sorting the laundry. My loads seem to be soaking after the spin cycle more and more lately and I'm ready to throw it in the dump and buy a new washer - DEFINITELY NOT A MAYTAG!! I purchased it as it was supposed to be a large capacity washing machine but in order to stop the "walking", I can't put more than a half load in it - complete waste of time and money!

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    same thing, my wife spends more time adjusting the load because it starts walking and making these loud banging noises. Pain in the neck. This seems to be a Maytag Problem



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It sounds like the unit is not sitting on level ground sometimes there are feet that can be adjusted to raise and lower the unit on the front left and right side go to a department store and by a level for a couple of dollars and put it on the top exterior of the unit and check it left to right and front to back

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