My washer was purchased in 12/04 and has a problem. When it's on spin cycle it shakes terribly. It sometimes does that when I'm washing blankets or towels and when I redistribute the load, it's fine. But that's not the problem now - on the spin cycle no matter what I am washing it shakes very badly. Any advice would help. Thanks.
You need to replace the wax ring. Mine did the same thing. My washer was new and still on warranty. I had them replace the ring and it was good for awhile and then it started again. So I called Maytag again and they got me a new washer. I don't have that problem anymore unless I do a lot of towels and it gets of balance. Hope this helps.
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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.
I had this washer at one point in time. was not very happy with it, even though i sold it to alot of my customers. usually if the machine is shaking violently it means one of a couple things. first make sure your washer is properly leveled. if it is make sure you washing the same types of clothes in the load, no mixed loads of towels with shirts. if your problem is not that then you possibly have a bad clutch. which will cause the tumbling wheels to spin during your spin cycle as well, its a costly fix so i would consider a new front loading maytag/whirpool if that is your problem. remember this machine was designed by maytag, since then they were purchased by whirlpool and everything is on a whirlpool platform now. if you do purchase a new washer and have the matching dryer to your neptune TL, it would recommended to replace the dryer as well, considering the capacity of these machines are smaller then most of the new high efficiency machines on the market today.
more than likely it just needs a little leveling...lift front of washer . there are 2 leveling feet on each front corner under the washer.. they turn like a screw ..just adjust these feet till its level and you should be ok....shake the washer by hand . if it doesnt move it shoud be level,,,,an unlevel washer makes terrible noises ...as you know..thanks and have a great day
A washer can have self leveling legs at the back. If they are rusty or clogged and not free to move, they will not self level and the machine will rock when working. Check the leveling apparatus, it's a bunch of metal pieces going across the lower back of the machine. Spray them with a lubricant and move them to make sure they are free.