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Old 04-03-2013, 04:27 AM
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Model Number: MVWC6ESWW1   Brand: Maytag   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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Tub wobbles excessively, especially during spin cycle. It has a mind of its' own and goes crazy while making loud knocking noises. If a lighter load is put in, the knocking is not as pronounced.

This washer is only 3 years old and is supposed to have commercial grade transmission and parts. Based upon conversations with technicians and watching You tube videos, this can either be a very simplistic and inexpensive fix or a major and costly project.

We are interested in knowing how to determine the severity of the issue. When pricing new washers, we were surprised to see how expensive they are. Right now our cash flow is dictating that we fix this unit, yet I can not take the time and am unwilling to put hundreds of dollars into a machine that has failed us only after 3 years.


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Old 04-03-2013, 05:58 AM
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Remove the agitator and check the tub drive block. See photo below. Your looking to see if the two grooves in the drive block are still there and are engaged with the two tabs on the spin tube. You will need to remove the metal clip on the agitator shaft and remove the plastic washer to see better.

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