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Off balance when it spins it walks. I have set the feet and it is level. seems the drum is off center maybe....any suggestions? I have to basically sit on it to keep it from going totally bezerk.

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  • maytag prob Apr 20, 2008

    so given that that is the problem is it worth fixing? how much does a fix like that run?



    PS your fast response is awesome. Thanx!

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Unless bearing is heavily demaged than it must be that shock absorbers are dead and need to be replaced. That is a typical malfunction and something that experienced DIY guy can replace.

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    Ljubomir Vucinic Apr 20, 2008

    Perhaps even both bearing and shock absorbers need to be replaced. It's easy to tell for any experienced DIY without disassembling the machine.

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    Ljubomir Vucinic Apr 20, 2008

    Don't you worry at all about how long the machine will run after those parts are replaced. When it matters solely those replaced parts it will take years before they need to be replaced again. It is normal that those parts quack. Those parts can be replaced not just once but several times in a lifetime of the machine. If the rest of machine is in good condition there is no question about if replacement of shock absorbers and bearing will pay up or not.

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