City: Clinton Township
Inquiry Type: Appliance repair question
Comments: Hi, Joe,
I have a Maytag top load washer, about 10 years old; it works wonderfully, except for it's constant desire to talk a 'walk'. We have leveled it time and time again. It works okay and then starts to shimmy and shake all over again. I have to open the lid, rebalance the load, and keep doing that until the load is completely done. This all started a couple of years ago, around the time that one of the 'fins' on the lower part of the agitator inside the washer broke off. Could this be related? According to the two servicemen who have taken a look, it is not related. One thought we might have a 'snubber ring' problem, the other disagreed. We're researching online to see if it could be the springs or another situation. Hubby and I are handy with tools, and are ready to tackle whatever you suggest.
Your help is much appreciated! Love your show!
Thanks for your note. I don't know exactly what model you have but if it is the old style Maytag with 2 belts, here is the common problem. The four legs have a locking nut outside and inside the frame. These nuts will work loose after years and must be re-tightened. The washer must be leveled using a level and all the lock nuts secured.