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Maytag Preforma spins out of control

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Ken

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A couple of thoughts:
1. Take top off and check to make sure springs/absorbers are in place and not broken..
2. Try a load with no clothes and see if it happens.
Good luck.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017

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sounds like you have a tub seal problem, which took out the bearings, I take it one buzy mom does lots of laundry! Maybe time for a new washer.

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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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Installed no slip carpeting underneath machine, worked fine.

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SOURCE: Maytag Top Loader Thumps When In Spin Cycle

My guess is that one of the three counterweights have separated from their support. Probably rusted away.
36 years is quite a feat. Today's machines would be lucky to 1/3 of that life.
Sounds like its time to go shopping.
Do you have an anniversary coming up?
Ladies love washers for an anniversary gift.

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You have a bearing going bad. most times its not worth the repair. Go to Sears online and they can help

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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