My washing machine - a Maytag - has been shaking really hard lately when
doing clothes. I know this means its unbalanced in some way. Is this
something I can fix myself, and, if yes, how so?
The best way to level the machine is when it is empty and on the spin cycle.
The front two feet are adjustable bolts. While it is spinning, gently lift
either corner with a large screwdriver or small crowbar until it smooths
out, then screw the feet in or out to make the adjustment permanent. You
have to distribute the clothes evenly, also.
"Scott Boerhave" < email@example.com> wrote in message
No mention on what type of a floor the washer is on or if the washer
has ever worked ok in the current location. *Some* Maytag washers have
an off-balance switch that will shut down the washer when an uneven
load is happening and this may be out of alignment or damaged.
Level the washer as close to the floor as possible, if the legs are
out too far the washer will be come wobbly. Open the lid, adjust the
basket straight and level the washer so the water level is even on the
inner basket holes.
Appliance Repair Aid
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.