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Maytag A512 Shakes and Moves
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Post# 1074095   5/24/2020 at 13:15 (1,034 days old) by michaelr (Omaha)        

I have had a Maytag A512 for 20+ years now. It has never needed any repairs. Lately however it has started to shake and move during the spin cycle. The machine has been excellent and I would love to fix it. However, I have no experience maintaining washers. I found parts here and this recommendation:

I'd appreciate any pointers and feedback. Thank you!

Post# 1074192 , Reply# 1   5/25/2020 at 00:54 (1,033 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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Damper pads are getting dry. You may have caught it in time if the (bad) vibrations recently began and can get away with just lubing the pads. If not, the pad(s) get ripped off the base via friction and the aluminum damper loses out in the metal hardness scale. Remove the front panel and use a flashlight for inspection.


Post# 1076004 , Reply# 2   6/6/2020 at 11:36 (1,021 days old) by michaelr (Omaha)        

It was indeed the damper pads. I was lucky that I found a repair guy who cared for old machines and fixed it.

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