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I am currently having the same issue with my Maytag A482. Not sure if you have found a fix yet, or if you have replaced your washer. My washer runs fine until it nears the end of the cycle, when it begins to spin and shake violently, enough to loosen the leveling feet and rock back and forth. I pulled the front panel of the machine off (two screws near the base in the front, and two clips at the top) and ran a load through it. It ran fine until the end, when the machine started shaking violently. I did notice a few small pieces of roundish felt looking material sitting on the bottom, which after some research looks like it may be the damper pad. I found these online: Damper pad 203956 Replacement Damper 203725 for MAYTAG Laundry Appliances A482
I am hoping this will resolve the issue, I will order them this afternoon and install them once they arrive. I really hate to replace such a good washer with a new high efficiency unit, which all seem to have terrible reviews after a few months/year of use.
Check that the machine is level and that the leveling feet are not screwed out too far. If necessary, screw them back in and restart to level the machine. With a front loader it is more important to have the machine standing completely completely firm on all four its feet than to have it exactly 100% level. You must not be able to rock the machine by hand at all and the floor on which it is standing must be solid with no give in it at all.
Is your washer a front loader because if it is then one possible solution is by putting less close. I have a front loader and when I put 8 blue jeans along with some other close. The spin cycle is violent and by removing 4 jeans, the cycle spins better and it end up balancing its self. Usually jeans soak up a lot of water, so try to put in lee close and less heavy close.
If this does not help then you might have a problem with the damper shocks (leaking) or springs (broken) if it a front loader washer.
I had this problem with my front loader as well. It is probably the mounts or "level shocks" on the bottom of the unit under the tub. I have a Kenmore by Frigidaire and had to replace the "level shocks". I only paid about $43.00 and was not that hard to put on. Look under your machine and see if the shocks are connected to the tub. Check under the top panel also to see if that particular model has mounts up there too.
When the washer goes into spin cycle it is suppost to start at a slow speed and continue to increase speed (to a maximum of 800 RPM) as the water leaves the clothes. Your washer is going directly to 800 RPM which causes the washer to shake and stop giving you the E4 code. The control board that controls this speed increase must be replaced.