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Maytag Performa I have a Maytag Performa. It is leaking water. I have replaced the drain hose, which I thought was the problem, but the water seems to be coming from underneath. I have also experienced alot of shakig and "walking" of the machine when it is doing a load. It tends to act as if it is not balanced even though the load is light or medium weight and the clothes are evenly distributed. Can anyone tell me, is this washer able to be saved? Should I buy a new one?

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  • Old Ike Dec 06, 2007

    We have one of the famous "Look at me dance" Maytag Performa washers. It has served rather well for several years but has begun to Two Step around the laundry room every time it is used. I checked all the springs but all was well there. I could push the drum to one side and it would not come back to center. I felt that it did when new. I turned it on it's side and gave the swivel plates a good dose of WD40. Then when I pushed the drum to the side, the springs wound return the drum to center position. BIG MISTAKE! It is impossible to use now. The drum is not loose. Mechanically speaking, ever thing looks to be in order. What should I do, trash it?

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    We have the amana LWD70AW which is the same as the maytag performa I believe. It also leaks from the main drum in the middle of the machine, and now I think that leaking has caused the bearings to go bad so it sounds like the house is going to lift off the foundation when we wash clothes. It doesn't dance around too much but sure sounds terrible. Piece of junk machines in my opinion. Also have determined not worth repairing either.



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This is the lesser-expensive model of the Maytag lines, and rumor is that another company contracted to build them cheaply. Also, I read in the consumer-review opinions that this model shakes and walks a lot. Even with new motor mounts. To answer your questions: - Yes, it could most likely be saved. If you give a repair tech enough money, they can perform miracles. - Should you buy a new one? Yes, you should. Even if you repair this one now, it will break down again in six months. And again after that. And so on. I'm sorry to tell you this, but it was just built that way...

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