Every spin cycle the machine jumps and bucks around the laundry room. The machine is 2 years old and never had a problem until now. we first thought that it was a loading issue with to much weight on one side of the drum but even if the load is adjusted the machine will continue to bounce. We have confirmed that the machine is level and the lags are adjusted correctly. the drum was stif to move side to side so we removed the front cover and confirmed that all the balancing springs were in place and intact, we also lifted the drum and cleaned the nylon surface that the drum rides on which made a big differance to the ease the drum moves from side to side now but the machine now jumps more vilently than before. with only a few items in the machine it seems to run not to bad but we wil never keep up to the dirty clothes our kids make at this pace.
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Re: Maytag Pav2300 top loader balance problem
Bigmur, you need the snubber kit for this washer. There was a service flash out on this model, SF-26-756. The kit includes the snubber and 6 new springs. Condition was, excessive vibration during spin, basket leans to one side. Kit number, 12002357. Check with your retailer...this repair may be covered. Catriver..post back
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This is a sign of machine out of balance. If it has been OK for some time, until now, I would look at the balance springs (usually three of four holding to bowl to the outside of the machine, and see if one has come off, or is rusted through. Either fix or replace.
Does the machine spin just fine with no washing in?
Hi,does the top part of the agitator move freely when you move it by hand?Or does it catch,if it does not catch the the cogs other wise known as dog ears are worn out.Do not believe the little cogs that catch inside the top part of the agitator can be replaced.You may have to replace the whole agitator unit on some models they are around 40.00.
The motor switch that is mounted on the motor may need replacing. The knocking could mean that the "run" winding is cutting off momentarily, and running on the "start" winding of the motor. I dont know about a 22 year old model, but in most "near modern" machines, the switch has a plastic actuator that is pushed when the motor obtains near-run speed, that plastic may be worn or the actuator part on the motor may be at fault. If you replace the motor, you usually get this switch as part of the deal.