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Author Topic: Maytag MTW5740TQ0 Porforma with bad vibration  (Read 4122 times)

Offline asb

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Maytag MTW5740TQ0 Porforma with bad vibration
« on: August 17, 2012, 08:17:41 AM »

I have a maytag perfoma washer that has a bad vibration when is spin cycle and has progressively gotten worst. I do not know where to start, would bad bearings do this?
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Re: Maytag MTW5740TQ0 Porforma with bad vibration
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 08:48:19 AM »
This washer has self leveling legs on the back. When there working properly you can lean forward and set back down and it will self level. I would make sure that unit is right. Also is unit on a good solid foundation? Other possibilities include the balance ring. Diagram 3 part 17. This could be faulty.
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Re: Maytag MTW5740TQ0 Porforma with bad vibration
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 09:36:37 AM »
I got a hold of one of these that would about walk itself out the door in spin cycle.  The suspension pads were wore down.

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Re: Maytag MTW5740TQ0 Porforma with bad vibration
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 09:39:17 AM »
Going to dig into it this weekend. What is the part number for the suspension pads?
Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Maytag MTW5740TQ0 Porforma with bad vibration
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 03:54:53 PM »
If it has worn down to metal to metal contact, you should replace the skate plate which comes with all of the suspension pads.  This requires a complete breakdown of the washer. It's tough to do but you can replace just the pads without tearing down the machine.
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