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Maytag washer goes out of balance with any size load.noticed leaky shock on one side did all service checks all ok,add some clothing and it starts to rock

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This is common problem with the FAV6800AW and FVA9800AW.

See this post for a fix and if you can DIY you will save some $.

I will try to help you through the issue. If you call in a repair service you are looking at $300 - $350 for clutch repacement.

Will your FAV6800A shut down with unbalance errors such as dc or UC?


What is the leaky sock, is that from water around the base of the machine?

Rich


Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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