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Off Balance Maytag
« on: February 07, 2008, 08:43:11 PM »
I have leveled my Maytag washer and it stills continues to walk and seems continually off balance. I had been told it could be a soft floor and have moved it and tried it and it stills does this? What could it be? and where can I get a diagram of the washer?

Model LAT9205AAM
« Last Edit: February 07, 2008, 09:27:23 PM by AJ »

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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 08:59:16 PM »
remove the front panel and have a peek in there(2 screws at the bottom of the panel, then it pulls out from the bottom to release the clips at the top)

make sure all 3 springs are still attached the look in the center where the trans touches the base under there are these
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1282&PPStack=1

you will prolly find the remnants of the old worn ones inside the machine or sticking out of where they should be glued

other thing you might find is the inside of the cabinet full of tranny oil

have a look, post back
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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 09:08:09 PM »
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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 09:21:18 PM »
Tried to download this and it said the file is damaged and will not download. Where should I look for the screws?

I just tested it and was able to download it in less the 60 seconds.
This is a large 14.359 Mb file. Are you on a dial up connection?
« Last Edit: February 07, 2008, 09:23:38 PM by AJ »
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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 11:34:36 AM »
These washers will walk if the packing bolt has not been removed.
It is usualy located underneith and the bolt is marked with yellow paint.
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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 02:09:40 PM »
Ok, I took the front off (the springs are in place). I did find a sock in there (not interferring with anything- but how could it get in there? I was able to download the manual which speaks of these springs maybe need adjusting, or the tub itself needs balancing. Where are the three pads that I hear may need replacing?

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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 02:48:37 PM »
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=453937&PPStack=1
This part featured above on the link is called a balance ring.
It mounts on top of the tub.
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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 07:21:07 PM »
« Last Edit: February 10, 2008, 09:21:13 PM by AJ »

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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2008, 07:26:45 PM »
remove the front panel and have a peek in there(2 screws at the bottom of the panel, then it pulls out from the bottom to release the clips at the top)

make sure all 3 springs are still attached the look in the center where the trans touches the base under there are these
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1282&PPStack=1

you will prolly find the remnants of the old worn ones inside the machine or sticking out of where they should be glued

other thing you might find is the inside of the cabinet full of tranny oil

have a look, post back

Took front off and found all springs attached. I see they can be adjusted. How would you know if they need adjustment? No leaks as far as I can see. Doesn't look like remnants of pads sticking out either, but taking the machine apart may show differently? How do you know which to attempt.

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« Last Edit: February 10, 2008, 09:21:30 PM by AJ »

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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 06:52:56 AM »
You mentioned you were told about a weak floor. I cannot stress enough that the floor under an LAT model must be rock-solid. No wood slats or pier & beam floor will do, unless the area underneath the machine has been fortified. Don't think the floor is the issue?

I have moved many a machine outside to the patio or driveway and filled it with telephone books to demonstrate how balanced this machine is on a solid floor. Your springs are not the problem and seldom need attention. The walking is from a buoyant floor surface.

Try some of the NO-Slip Discs under the foot pads to see if they will keep the machine in place.
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Re: Off Balance Maytag
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2008, 08:01:27 AM »
One time My delivery guys left one of these machines in a bathroom of an old trailer. The cust called and said the whole trailer was shaking violently like an earth quake. When I got there to check it out, the little old lady was really P O'd She took me to where the machine was hooked up and guess what. The washer busted through the old rotten wafer board floor and was halfway to the ground. It wasn't too pretty. :2funny:
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