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Washing machine dance

I have a Maytag Washer. It's 2.5 years old and it hops across the floor. I have read that it could be because it is on the second floor of the house(wood floor). I put it in my garage, on concrete and it is just as bad. I have been struggling with this for some time now. At first, I thought it was a leveling problem. I took it apart a couple nights ago to see what I could see. I didn't see anything obvious so I put it back together. I started to do loads of laundry in the garage with the front of the cabinet removed so I could watch the drum. When the load is balanced the washer works fine and even when it is a little off balance the washer doesn't budge or even vibrate much. The problem occurs when the load is off balance enough that the drum begins to hit against the side of the cabinet. This makes the dryer hop across the floor. It almost looks as though heavier springs are needed to keep it from moving around as much. This never happened with our old washer and our laundry is the same. It happens with small loads too. I'm out of ideas. I read about a water filled balace ring that goes inside the drum... do I need one of these? Thanks

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I have the manual here please post your email and i will send it to you... The balance ring may have lost it water so yes it may need replaced.

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I have a Maytag Model # LA806-02, which dances across the flor when in the spin mode. Tighting the three centering spring has helped very little.

If your Maytag is dancing across the floor the most common problem is the leveling. If one or more of the feet are not level it ill wobble and walk around the floor. When you level the machine on the top both directions make sure the set nut is tightened so you will not have to retighten it again later.

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I have a Maytag front load washer which I can't seem to level. It is on uneven floor, we used the floor leveling legs, but where should we place the level on the top? On the side, which is raised: or in...

You can check the level on the top, across and fore and aft and both must be level. It is actually more important that the machine is standing firmly on all four its feet, you should not be able to rock the machine by hand, and this creates a problem with your if it is not solid. Any vibration on a sprung floor will be amplified and any unbalance in the machine will cause ot to bounce on the floor. Rather than try cushion the vibration, try spread it across the area of the machine by placing a piece of some hard plate under the machine that all four feet stand on and you can place a piece of thin hard carpet under the plate to protect the floor. It will need to be water resistant, so some plastic sheeting about 3/8" to 1/2" should work for that.

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Our Roper (Whrilpool) 1 year old top load super capacity washer (111-07) is dancing across the floor during the spin cycles. I have it perfectly leveled and just can figure it out.

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France @17:21 Fri afternoon,

Please do not take this the wrong way but- there is 'level' and there are ' all 4 feet supporting the washer equally'.
As your washer is only a year old I would not suspect (yet) any internal malfunctioning- so a close check on the 2 front feet is required- honestly!
With the machine not running, firmly (and I mean firmly) push one front corner diagonally to the centre of the machine to see if there is any rocking at all. If there is even the slightest movement the foot at that corner deeds to be adjusted downwards until it is almost (and I say 'almost') pushing the machine up but not doing so.
If it is not the first corner which moves then you need to do the same with the other. Once all 4 feet are equally supporting the machine ,it is necessary to also ensure that the locking nuts are screwed tight UP to the base of the machine to stop them from moving.

If, after really ensuring the machine does not move by the above BUT it continues to dance all over the floor, maybe part of the drum supporting mechanism is broken/malfunctioning.
So far I have not been informed of anyone NOT being successful at curing dancing by the 'feet' method! I hope you are not the first!!!
Good luck,

John C

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Does the maytag neptune front load washer have an internal balancing component? I have leveled the washer and it still walks across the floor.

Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

yes their are shock arms and springs, that may have become defective.

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