Do you grease the new snubber?
Answer Hello Bill,
No you would not grease the snubber. You would want to clean the base with rubbing alcohol to make sure that it is clean.
Amana washer with hardly any thing in it acts like it is out of balance and shakes/wobbles when spinning out. Is it snubber?
Answer Hello Scott. Yes, based on the information you provided, it sounds like the snubber 21002026 is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit.
My washer shakes violently when spinning. Thanks!
Answer Hello Lency,
There a very few things that can cause the unit to shake violently. I'll mention them all. First and foremost, the leveling legs have to all four not only contact the floor, but also share the load. This is important because the inner tub is mounted on springs. This allows the springs to absorb the vibration of an out of balance load. If the body can move because it isn't setting level (evenly), it will hop, skip, and jump across the floor.
The second think I need to cover is the items that comprise the load. If there is one item that is more moisture absorbent, this item will weigh more and will throw the unit out of balance.
Now we are getting to the part that can be caused by the machine by itself. The balance ring is located around the top edge of the inner tub. If it is no longer attached to the inner tub or is damaged, it will cause the unit to shake violently. Also if the inner tub is loose, (it is attached to the upper transmission shaft with a spanner nut), this can cause the issue.
There are three suspension springs that could be damaged that should be inspected. I doubt that the snubber pads are involved as this would cause a distinctive noise. This will give you some things to check and hopefully will lead you to the issue. I tried to send you some literature that included some illustrated instructions, but your e-mail refused delivery.
My washer shakes violenty when it spins?
Answer Hello Darlene. You need to check the dampers and see if they are bad. If so, you will need to order and replace the damper kit 203956.
The agitater will not turn during the wash cycle
Answer Hello Don,
I usually unplug the unit and tilt it back to access the pulleys. With the lid open and someone watching the agitator, turn the center pulley by hand. In one direction it will release the brake and the inner tub will spin. The other direction should turn the agitator only. If the agitator still doesn't move, the transmission will require replacement. If it does, you need to check that the motor is spinning when the unit goes into the wash mode.
I replaced the snubber ring and all 6 springs on my Maytag washer, and it still goes out of balance, shakeing violently with the drum hitting the sides with the smallest load of laundry. I've pulled the inner tub out and made sure there's nothing in there. Don't know what else I can do!
Answer Hello Steve,
I certainly hope you didn't lubricate the snubber ring. This has to be put in dry and when replacing it, you should clean the area of contact with rubbing alcohol to prevent too much slipping around. If this was all done properly, you should check the ratcheting device that the rear legs are mounted to to ensure it is free. When you tilt the weight up off of the rear legs, you should hear it "click" as it's coming up off of the floor. This centers the ratcheting device so the unit can sit solid with no rocking of the base during spin. You should also check the locking nuts on the front legs. They should be tightened against the main base so the legs cannot re-adjust during operation. When the unit is properly leveled, the unit will not rock because the legs are sharing the weight of the machine equally. (Bubble leveling is not what this is referring to).
The only other thing I can think of is the main base. Some of these were released form the factory with a main base that was constructed out of too thin a gauge of metal. These are noticeable by excessive flexing of the main base during spin. They also will develop a hairline crack from the flexing of the metal. You have to look closely between the motor and snubber dome to detect the crack if present. It is also possible for the transmission shaft to be bent, but not terribly likely. To tell if this is the case, remove the inner tub and run the unit in spin. Looking straight down at the transmission shaft during spin will enable you to detect this as it will spin as a small circle instead of just spinning in the center.