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Loud screeching/often off balance

This washer works okay fine if it is full and perfectly balanced. The only problem then is that it makes a lout screeching sound when in spin cycle. If you try to wash one sock alone it will get off-balance and make a thudding sound. I think the drum is actually hitting the front of the washer. It is very loose when you open it up and you can make it hit the front of the washer manually -- should you be able to do this?

How can I fix it?

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  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Jun 17, 2017

    Hi lauriebethdi, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? The tub is usually centered by springs at the top. Remove the top and check for broken springs.

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This was my fix, my machine that would error out with DC/UC codes.  

I just did a repair on my FAV6800AAW by lubricating the needle bearings in the clutch pulley hub, the tub displacement sensor checked OK per the service manual check. I was getting dc/uc errors in the spin cycle, washer was purchased in 7/05. I have basic mechanical skills and used a socket wrench to remove clutch pulley, just follow the service manual removal steps to remove the clutch pulley. Pull the plastic cover off the clutch pulley and inspect the spring, clean/lube needle bearings and the clutch hub coupler that drives spinner shaft. I used WD40 I may need to re-lube down the road with a good light grease. It took a few tries for me to get the clutch pulley to stay on after re-install and power up, getting the clutch pulley seated properly is the trick. I did not remove the washer tub for this fix, I believe I saw a posting where someone did. I just leaned the washer back to get a better reach angle, it is a tight work area. I did not want to junk 4 yr old $1k machine with out trying a fix. If you want to work on this model get the service manual, good luck!

I found a link on this site

http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16022808.pdf


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Is your machine an FAV6800AW or FAV9800AW if so I will try to help.

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