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Why does my Maytag washer model MAH8700 shake on 2 of the spin cycles?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
April 9th, 2009

I have a Maytag Neptune washer model MAH8700AWW. The serial number is 11017695GR. The feet are level. It shakes in 2 of the spin cycles. It spins the water out fine. I replaced the 4 damper-shocks (two off after test and put old ones back on). The pedestal in secured to the washer, but still vibrates during the spin cycles. I watched the tub during spinning and it looked like it would of been the dampers but I was disappointed when it still didn't affect the outcome.

Is a new control board the only answer left to stop the shaking? If so I see 2 different series for this part on the MAH8700 washer. Which one would I need?

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Lyle W
You did not indicate which 2 spin cycles produce the shaking. Before replacing the control board, I recommend checking the following issues:

Although you indicated that the washer is level, make sure that it is also stable. Push down firmly on the diagonally opposing corners to check for play. Adjust the leveling legs if necessary to eliminate any play.

Make sure that the connections of the washer to the pedestal are tight.

Check the pedestal carefully for any broken welds.

Check the pedestal for loose cinch nuts as shown in the first image below.

If you have not already installed the riser kit shown in the first image below, you may consider installing this kit before replacing the control board.

If none of these tips help, you may need the new control board. Since your serial number starts with 11 . . ., you will need the Series 11 control board. The original control board substitutes to a kit that has new programming and a motion sensor to detect and reduce vibration. The part number for the control board on your series of Maytag washer is 34001494.

If you need more help with this problem, resubmit your question with additional details.
by Lyle W
April 9th, 2009
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