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.
Maytag Washer Shaking Violently On Spin Cycle
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 Legs
- four threaded legs
- two threaded legs
- two self-leveling rear legs
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.
Observe the leveling legs and check whether they are secured or not. If they are not, fix them.
- 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 Absorber
The function of Shock Absorber
The shock absorber acts by dampening the vibrations of the washer tub.
If the shock absorbers by any means get faulty, then the washer starts to shake violently.
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
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.
In case of broken counterbalance springs, the washer will shake violently and dislocate the washer from its place. The tub becomes unbalanced.
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 Spring
The function of Suspension Spring
It absorbs the washer tub movement.
In case of broken suspension springs, the washer will shake violently and dislocate the washer from its place. The tub becomes unbalanced.
Inspect the springs. If it is stretched and broken, replace them with the new one.
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.
Take precautionary measures while replacing the springs.
5. Suspension Rod
The function of Suspension Rod
It acts by dampening the washer tub movement.
In case of a broken suspension rod, the washer will shake violently and will dislocate the washer from its place.
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
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 a 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.