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Machine vibrates terrible on spin cylce

We recently moved and since then my machine will actually walk across the floor while in the spin cycle. I made sure it was level and it will do it without a load of clothes. What could have been knocked out of whack when I moved it?

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  • kbrich27 Nov 18, 2007

    Experiencing the same issue with a that covered under the SF-26-756 you mentioned?

  • Frumper Jun 03, 2008

    Having exactly the same problem on a PAV3300 - it gets so out of balance that the tub hits the side of the washer and it will walk across the floor (yes, it's level and the floor is a concrete slab covered with ceramic tile)

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Machine will not start at times. It also will not change thru cycles stopping without spinning the clothes.



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Another suggestion, I don't know anything about snubbers and all that. But I had a few machine want to walk across the floor. Several repairmen and other people had told me to buy a peice of plywood, roughly 27"x27" and put it under the machine. It worked for me. I guess the idea is that the subfloor in your new house flexes cuasing the machine lift and walk. I have heard of brand new machines doing this in houses with certain floors. There is an antiwalk kit that is sold too the kit is very similar to a horse pad, a thick very stiff compressed rubber mat. The kit being a solution to aesthetic problem of the plywood. (if you think the plywood is ugly)

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Mom2, sounds like you are going to need a new snubber kit. Maytag had a service flash on this, regarding vibration in spin. The snubber kit includes 6 new springs along with the snubber. This can be a bear of a job so you might want to call Maytag and inquire about SF-26-756. It should be covered. This is for model pav3200aaw, but there is a bunch of others too. It's possible that during your move the snubber became off center. If your basket is leaning to one side, you can be assured this is the back.

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