Maytag Washer Shaking Violently On Spin Cycle

Maytag Washer Shaking Violently On Spin Cycle. If your Maytag washer is experiencing violent shaking on the spin cycle, then there might be some faulty parts causing the issue. The damaged or broken parts cause violent shaking and washer dislocating. We have discussed all the possible causes that will cause the washer to shake.

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Let’s discuss and fix each of them.

1. Leveling Leg

The function of Leveling Legs

These are adjustable legs that provide support to the washing machine.

Types of Leveling Legsleveling leg

  • four threaded legs
  • two threaded legs
  • two self-leveling rear legs

Problem

If your washer is shaking or vibrating, this may be because of unleveled legs. They might be replaced from their location, causing shaking in the washer during the spin cycle.

Troubleshooting

Observe the leveling legs and check whether they are secured or not. If they are not, fix them.

Fixing

  • There is no need to dismantle the washer. Unplug the washer.
  • Hold the washer and tile it to the front side. After that, you will gain access to the washer legs.
  • Check each of them.
  • Ensure the legs are secured.
  • Fix the faulty ones by adjusting them.
  • After adjusting, make the washer stand straight.
  • Run the cycle and observe the washer.
  • If the shaking stops, you have fixed the issue.
  • If the issue is severe, replace the legs with new ones.

2. Shock Absorbershock absorber

The function of Shock Absorber

The shock absorber acts by dampening the vibrations of the washer tub.

Problem

If the shock absorbers by any means get faulty, then the washer starts to shake violently.

Troubleshooting

Unplug the washing machine and locate the shock absorbers. With the help of a screwdriver, unscrew the front or rear panel to access the shock absorbers.

Signs of Faulty Shock Absorbers

  • broken attachments
  • weakened dampening action
  • leaking fluids

Fixing

If you observe signs of faulty shock absorbers, replace them to avoid violent shaking of the washer.

3. Counter Balance Spring

The function of Counter Balance Spring

It absorbs the washer tub movement.

Problem

In case of broken counter balance springs, the washer will shake violently and dislocate the washer from its place. The tub becomes unbalanced.

Fixing

Inspect the counterbalance springs. If it’s broken, replace them with the new one. Observe the spring frame for any rust or corrosion. If the spring’s frame has corroded, replace it with a new one.

4. Suspension Springsuspension spring

The function of Suspension Spring

It absorbs the washer tub movement.

Problem

In case of broken suspension springs, the washer will shake violently and dislocate the washer from its place. The tub becomes unbalanced.

Fixing

Inspect the springs. If it is stretched and broken, replace them with the new one.

Tip

Replace all springs because they are working at the same pace. If one is damaged, there might be a high chance the other spring might get faulty.

Warning

Take precautionary measures while replacing the springs.

5. Suspension Rodsuspension rod

The function of Suspension Rod

It acts by dampening the washer tub movement.

Problem

In case of a broken suspension rod, the washer will shake violently and will dislocate the washer from its place.

Fixing

Inspect the suspension rod. If it’s broken, replace it with a new suspension rod.

Inspect the other parts as that may cause violent shaking of their washer.

  • Snubber pad
  • Snubber ring
  • Balance ring
  • Shipping bolt
  • Shipping bolt kit
  • Rear drum with bearing
  • Tub wear pad
  • Shock dampening device

Conclusion

If your Maytag washer is experiencing violent shaking on the spin cycle, then there might be some faulty parts causing the issue. The issues may include, broken shock absorber, suspension rod, broken suspension spring, tube wear pad, etc.

Replace the parts that are broken or damaged to avoid the washer shaking.

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