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Maytag washing machine gets out of balance

Maytag washing machine want spin without clothes getting out of balance and then the washer walks across the floor. What causes this
clothes appear to work to one side during spin cycle causing the washer to get out of balance. Clothes are balanced when washing cycle begins.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    during spin cycle the clothes pile to one side causing unbalance in washer

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Maytag uses an auto balancing mechanism, based on the rear legs. These legs should move freely. Lay the machine on its side, and try to move the rear legs. If they won't move and appear rusty, then spray penetrating oil on both legs and move them until they move freely.

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  • Avi Manor Jan 08, 2011

    Maytag uses an auto balancing mechanism, based on the rear legs. These legs should move freely. Lay the machine on its side, and try to move the rear legs. If they won't move and appear rusty, then spray penetrating oil on both legs and move them until they move freely.

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Could be broken suspesion leg or spring securing the drum

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