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Maytag Washer Vibrating or Shaking


The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer vibrating or shaking are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer vibrating or shaking

Cause 1Shock Absorber

One or more of the shock absorbers might be broken or worn out. The shock absorbers dampen the vibration of the washer tub. If one or more of the shock absorbers are worn out, the washer will vibrate or shake. Sometimes, when a washer is moved to another location, the shock absorbers can separate. Check the shock absorbers to ensure that they are positioned correctly, and inspect them for damage and wear. If one or more of the shock absorbers are broken or worn out, we recommend replacing all of the shock absorbers as a preventative measure.

Shock Absorber for your MaytagWashing Machine
Shock Absorber - Part # 4273183 Mfg Part # W10822553

Shock absorber. This shock absorber prevents the washer from vibrating by absorbing the movements of the washer tub.

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Cause 2Shipping Bolt Kit

Washer vibration can occur if the shipping bolts have not been removed. All front loading washers are delivered with shipping bolts to stabilize the drum system during transportation. The bolts are located at the back of the washer and they must be removed before use otherwise the machine will shake and bounce around significantly.

Shipping Bolt Kit for your MaytagWashing Machine
Shipping Bolt Kit - Part # 1875013 Mfg Part # W10289554A

Shipping bolt kit for Whirlpool built front load washer

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Cause 3Leveling Leg

Check to see if the washer is level, and adjust the leveling legs if necessary. Always lock the legs in place after adjustment to keep them from getting loose.

Leveling Leg for your MaytagWashing Machine
Leveling Leg - Part # 903694 Mfg Part # WP8181636
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