Question about Maytag Washing Machines
This water that you are hearing is actually a calcium chloride solution in the tan/gray colored ring at the front of the stainless steel inner wash tub. This ring is called a balance ring and is made internally to force the solution to walk up stair step like chambers inside the ring to off set any off balance load conditions. So for example if you had only one garment in the tub and the machine tried to spin, the solution would be moved to the opposite side of the ring via the out of round motion the tub begins to make.
If you place your hand flat on the ring you will actually be able to feel the solution inside the ring move around.
This ring is present on all the "MAH" models.
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Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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