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Washer keeps getting off balance even when clothes are balanced inside.

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  • Czerney Dort Mar 13, 2011

    Is it a maytag performa? If so then it is made by crosley I put a post on here a while back to tell a person what there problem would be . Would need mod number to know if it is a real maytag if it is a real maytag the tub springs are adjustable easy way to tell if it is a real maytag is to look at bootom of machine if it has 2 belts it is a maytag.If it has 1 belt it is a crosley built machine.. find that out and you can get back to me i will tell you what to do ..Good luck

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France

It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine, even when empty, has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly ;-0)

Doesn't matter whether it is empty or not but switch it off then-
very firmly push one front corner diagonally into the centre of the machine (sorry about my UK spelling!) and see if the machine moves or rocks AT ALL, even the slightest. If it does you will need the open-ended spanner which came with the (new) machine........which of course went missing a long time ago?!! An adjustable spanner will suffice.
Adjust the foot under that corner downwards until it is very firmly- almost pushing- against the floor but not so far that the corner lifts up!
If this corner did not rock do the same to the other.
Once you cannot rock the machine the slightest little bit, screw the locking nuts up tight to the underside of the machine so that they will not move. Ideally the rear feet should also be locked.

If this has not cured the problem it is possible that the internal drum suspension is malfunctioning.

Good luck,

John C

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

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