Suspension pads? where are they do you have a good diagram?
The drum shakes violently during the spin cycle. It is on a concrete floor. It has been in its location for 18 years and have never had this problem. It is a direct drive washer (a solid back panel) The springs are fine. I just can't figure out these pads I am supposed to check. And I don't know how to remove or replace them. I don't know how to check the spring brackets. I am looking for a good diagram of these parts. Then I would know what I am doing.
Re: suspension pads? where are they do you have a good...
Most suspensions on machines use 2 springs on top of the drum and 2 suspension legs on the bottom. ( similar to a car shock absorber) just make sure the bottom concrete counter weight is not loose , this will cause violent a shake
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There are 2 shock absorbers/springs attached to the drum. If one of them breaks it will cause a loud banging noise when you wash heavy loads. This is an easy fix. The part is about $22.00 and it is accessed throught the front bottom panel.
My HE2T was making a horrendous sound during the spin cycle. It was making a loud clacking sound and the machine was moving all over the place.
There are two things to check. The first is that the feet are on the floor and the machine is level. The second is a bit more complex. Remove the three screws that hold the lower panel. Underneath the drum on each of the four corners are suspension rods. One side is attached to the drum and the other side is bolted to the bottom of the washer. My bolts loosened up which allowed the suspension rods to clack back up and down as the drum spun. You'll need to tighten those bolts very tight and then give it another try.
Attached on the inside of that cover is the troubleshooting guide. There is a manual diagnostic mode and you can step it to the spin cycle so that you can test the spin balance without having to run through a full cycle. Make sure you have some clothes in there during the test.
On something like this you will need to remove the washer wrap to
inspect the suspension springs & base assembly. Please see the link
provided for accessing the inside of the washer. Be sure the shipping
pins have been removed. The tub should float freely.
I had this problem as well.
I called dealer and Maytag.
They made an appointment and stood me up several times.
I finally went to place that sells refrigeration equipment and bought an anti-vibration pad.
It's a 12" square waffle pad used under large equipment to prevent them from vibrating loose on connected piping. I cut it into 4 pieces and put one under each corner of the dryer.
Problem solved, in fact it worked so well that I stacked dryer over washer, placed pads between units and have not had a problem since. I also gained a lot of space in my laundry room as well.
remove the top access panel 3 screws in top rear. now look around and push on the drum from top it has suspension shocks and springs like your car they should resist any movements. look/wiggle the concrete balance blocks , no cracks or loose. inside the tub are the arm solid /not loose. run it with the top open what do you see/hear and where look under the rubber flap in front did anything get under the tub
Not sure what you did, exactly. First, does the machine shake when spun empty...and then with water only? If so, you have probably failed to tighten something or misaligned something. Go over your work.
No shakes? Rearrange your load. You may have a pair of heavy wet jeans which is throwing the whole thing out of kilter. It only takes about a half pound of sodden clothing to do this.