Magic Chef off balance

sammy1122

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I'm the proud owner of a Magic Cheff 22 pound washer. Model W225LV REV 10 Serial 10381503MK.

She gets off balance on 7 out of 10 loads. I've popped the access panel and everything seems to be tight and in place. All of the springs are there. I checked the bottom and the belt appears to be in good shape.

Any ideas?:3:
 

Jake

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On these models, they have a white snubber at the base of the washer that can go bad, and some notice white shavings underneath the washer.

Even if you don't see white shavings, it could still be bad, and worn out.

Its a major job to install a new one, you have to pull out the outer tub assembly/including transmission to change it. Average cost an appliance repair company will charge is about $200.

Jake
 

sammy1122

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Going for it!

Jake,

It appears that I can score a snubber for under $10. I'm going to attempt the repair myself. any words of wisdom or special tools needed?
 

Jake

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Having the spring removal tool is a good idea, but its on back order Here .

You could try to get one locally at your local appliance parts store.

Jake
 
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