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Maytag performa washmachine

My wash machine is acting like the load is out of balance, when the drum spins it always spins to the one side of the washer, it will even do it when their is no load in it, all the springs are attached and the machine is level

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You could replace the snubber ring and springs,, if you love the machine, and make sure no grease is leaking. It's a lot of labor. These are not the real Maytags of the past.

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