Overbearing shaking and vibrating washer even when no load in it and just run empty
I have an A612 maytag washer which works great but for one problem or issue; the spin cycles at both speeds creates so much vibration the laundry room area feels like it will fall apart do you know how to fix this issue
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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.
Most likely your washer is not balanced evenly on the floor; get a level and level the washer accordingly. You can use shims to get it leveled. Also Home Depot or Lowes Home Improvement stores have something called Vibration Pads. I would take care of it before using your washer again since the shaking might cause problems to the actual washing machine.
remove two screws from the front panel, tilt out and remove or there may be two clips under the front panel near the sides that need be depressed with a putty knife. Run a load and see where the water is coming from . The clamps that hold the hoses on the pump and tub rot off quite often.
It should have should leveling legs under it. Screw upwards all the legs. Means your washer is now at its lowest level. Shake the washer with both your hands. Adjust the leg where the shake is, upwards or downwards to stop the shake. When the shake is totally removed, lock the legs with the check nut above the leg; meaning there 2 nuts, one above the leg & one under.
You most probably have to check out your corner of the machine, where the problem lies. It is important that you lock the nuts or the problem will recur.