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Maytag LA613 Out of Balance/Wobbles


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#1 speedwaydog

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 05:52 AM

Greetings Honorable Appliantologists,

Our Maytag LA613 developed a very bad case of the wobbles.  On "spin" it acts like something from a Steven King novel.:yikes: 

Pulled the front panel off and found 2 of the 3 Damper Pads no longer in place.  First one was completely out, the second is stuck halfway and the third-?  Don't know if it is still in place or not.  Replacing the pads is the obvious solution and this rookie Grasshopper shall learn how to do this.  What would cause the pads to come out?  

Also, there are metal shavings next to the main support  that seem to have come from the transmission shaft.  Is this the result of friction because of the missing pads? (Obvious solution)  Or something more sinister? 

Thanks to all for your input and responses.  Domo Arigato

Woof!

 


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:46 AM

The metal shavings could be from the metal damper dome rubbing on the base, You want to replace those pads prior to your base becoming damaged to the point of no return. The base with the pads is about a C note and the pads with lube 20$. The pads are pulley covered with poly-lube from the factory (silicone grease) and when enough of it wears off, the friction dislodges the pads and you find what you did. 
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 04:29 PM

Honorable Trying To Help,

Thanks for your reply.  Got the pads from the appliance parts store and replaced them.  I shall reassemble my washer tomorrow.  Hopefully the dishonorable washer has been restored to working order.

Thanks again!

Speedwaydog (A most humble grasshopper)


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Posted 21 December 2005 - 04:45 PM

Make sure you use all of the lube supplied. I have the larger container because I never thought the small tube was enough. Not sure how you took the eye bolts off. If you unscrewed them, make sure you get them as close to factory tightness as you can. You'll be fine. 
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