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My washer clangs and dances like crazy!!!

I thought my struts had worn out, the front boot is also torn from this problem. New struts and front boot. Still appears to be posessed by the devil!! Is there a screen in the drain somewhere stopping some of the water from draining? This would make sense of my problem if the pump couldn't get all the water out of the machine, clothes stay wet and go nuts in spin. I will look myself and hope for a response if my search is unsuccessful.

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  • Soundhound Feb 20, 2008

    This just in, no screen. Must be a burned out winding in the motor. Not the high speed, but a lower speed to centrifugally remove water for the pump to move out before the high speed spin. Fair guess?

  • Soundhound Feb 26, 2008

    Nop goodies in the drain. It was the motor which is still under warranty, however after calling Maytag, they told me that a service tech would have to do the service. I am an industrial air conditioning technician. I take car of roughly 40 acres under roof at a steel mill. Still they insist I must be stupid, and a tech must do the install. Luckily the parts guy heard my whole rant to Maytag customer dis-service and gave me the motor, still under it's 10 year warranty, at wholesale. The price was $153 before tax. Please advertise against Maytag if you can. Their service sucks. My washer works great now, the motor was the fix.


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Although no screen , quite possible foreign debris( sock, bra underwire, washcloth or change in drain hose or pump itself preventing proper drainage in allotted time. open the hoses and have a look see

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