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    Default Maytag shock absorber

    Model - mah8700aww

    Anyway of telling which needs repalcing? Necessary to replace all of them? Thinking of maybe replacing one set, front or back.

    Unlees I can tell the difference by removing and testing by hand, have no idea how to know which ones are the weak ones. This thing shakes too much in spin.

    When I raise one side while it is spinning the shaking seems to stop. Is this a sign that there may be a problem with the a counter weight instead of the absorbers? Makes sense to me.
    Last edited by Boman; 07-30-2016 at 12:06 PM.

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    Anyway of telling which needs repalcing?
    I only replace them is it is cracked, broken, oozing out stuff.

    Necessary to replace all of them?
    No, but I like to change them in pairs.
    Front and back are different part#'s.

    Front...
    Maytag shock absorber-shock-absorber-wp34001303-01184112-jpg Shock absorber

    Rear...
    Maytag shock absorber-shock-absorber-wp34001292-00915063-jpg Damper-shock

    When I raise one side while it is spinning the shaking seems to stop. Is this a sign that there may be a problem with the a counter weight instead of the absorbers?
    Unless someone has removed one or I find one or part of a broken one laying in the bottom....I have not had to change any.

    #6 is one.

    #12 is another and another.
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    How do I doagnose a bad bearing if it does not make a noise while spinning? That being said, when I turn it the drum by hand, I do hear a slight dry sound. When I push up on the drum, I do feel some veryvery littleslack from somewhere. Not sure if that is from the bearing (suspect) or one of the absorbers.

    Check the absorbers for signs of wear, if none found, the bearing?

    These absorbers have fluid in them or just felt seals and air?

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    How do I doagnose a bad bearing if it does not make a noise while spinning?
    As far as any that I have seen...a bad bearing will always make a noise!

    when I turn it the drum by hand, I do hear a slight dry sound. When I push up on the drum, I do feel some veryvery littleslack from somewhere.
    Possible...

    Maytag shock absorber-image0001-jpg

    These absorbers have fluid in them or just felt seals and air?
    Sealed air for most of them.

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    Yep, I have seen spider flanges go bad. I will recheck this one a little closer for cracks

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    Keep us posted

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    If is anymore than the shocks or springs, this thing may be scrapped. Not really worth changing the drum assemby/spider. Seem to be hrttingquite afew scrappers lately.

    I posted about the matching dryer a while back with the worn drum seal that can"t be bought seperately. Evidently a lot of wear and or overloading. Mmight be just a short time until something else goes out on the washer too. I \t has parts no lomger available
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    Seem to be hitting quite a few scrappers lately.
    I know what you mean....we gotta be more choosy on what we look at or keep now.

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