20 Most Recent Maytag Atlantis MAV8551 Top Load Washer Questions & Answers

switch the machine off at the power.pull the machine out. at the top of machine at the back you will see two screws,remove slide the top of machine forward or back until it relises it will come,once the top is removed you will see a large cement type brick??yes you heard me wright<?take a good look a this brick if its broke that what you need but sometimes the anchor points com loose ,,,,but you will see the problem at the top of the machine .if this is not the problem come back to me,adrian....

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Jan 23, 2015

Possible that the belt or the drive has friction and so does not develop the required RPM.
Please click on this link: belt replacement.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Feb 28, 2013

if your having problems with spin cycle call or go online to GE as theres a recall on this unit otherwise you can download a user manual on their site also,but you should have received a recall notice from them or your dealer

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Nov 19, 2012

There are two speed (or three) on most washer motors and what happens is that a motor speed will stop functioning--it will wash the clothes, but the high speed will not function. This also could be the controller, but more likely it is centered at the motor. It the motor is functioning, it coulfd be in the transmission of the machine--which may be the problenm since you heard a loud noise. I am not familiar with your machine, there could be an electronic switch for the transmission to go into high speed as well that has gone bad. I wish I had more direct knowledge of your machine.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Nov 19, 2012

Check the pump. Make sure it is not clogged and spins freely.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on May 31, 2011

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I mostly answer front load problems but ' out of balance' is a common problem and the initial cure is the same!
It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly ;-0)

Doesn't matter whether it is empty or not but switch it off then-
very firmly push one front corner diagonally into the centre of the machine and see if the machine moves or rocks AT ALL, even the slightest. If it does you will need the open-ended spanner which came with the (new) machine........which of course went missing a long time ago?!! An adjustable spanner will suffice.
Adjust the foot under that corner downwards until it is very firmly- almost pushing- against the floor but not so far that the corner lifts up!
If this corner did not rock do the same to the other.
Once you cannot rock the machine the slightest little bit, screw the locking nuts up tight to the underside of the machine so that they will not move. Ideally the rear feet should also be locked.

(If this has not cured the problem it is possible that the internal suspension is malfunctioning.)

Good luck,

John C

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011

make sure the drain hose in the back is as high as the machine and is not being slowed down in any way. if the water is not getting pushed out fast enough this can cause thisto happen. another thing is you might be putting to much clothes in it try it on a large load but half full of clothes see how that works. good luck

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011

Unplug the washing machine, and turn off the water supply to the machine. If necessary, remove the water hoses from the back of the washing machine because they may be in the way of the access panel.
Check that the agitator is seated correctly by opening the lid of the washing machine. If it's loose, pop off the top of the agitator--if there is one--and tighten the bolt that holds the agitator in place. Or, in some models, simply pull straight up and then reseat the agitator.
Remove the access panel located in the back of the washing machine by unscrewing the screws holding it in place. This allows access to the drive motor.
Press on the drive belt that works the agitator. If the belt moves more than 3/4 inch, tighten the belt to fix the spinner problem. If the belt is worn or cracked, replace the belt.
Replace the drive motor, if tightening or replacing the drive belt doesn't fix the agitator. Purchase a new drive motor at a wholesale retailer. Disconnect wiring, remove screws holding motor in place and insert new motor. Screw into place, and connect wiring.
Check for any black substance leaking under the washing machine. This might indicate a clutch problem, if the washing machine spinner is not working. Contact a professional repairman to replace the clutch.

Read more: How to Fix Washing Machine Spinner ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2092465_fix-washing-machine-spinner.html#ixzz2JXhQRhyW

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Feb 03, 2011

f you have a Maytag® washer, is the fuse (if there is one) in the control panel at the lid-switch bracket blown?

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011

Yes. Junk It. Problems that cannot be fixed and customer service stinks

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010

If it is filling with just water then your problem is probably in the solenoid valve body that is located right where the hoses hookup.There probably is dirt underneath the valve and it won't close properly. Or it just plain went bad and will not close.
Try replacing it.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010

The pump bearing could be getting stiff or too many clothes are being washed in that washer if you want to believe that, that washer is a beast! Something is dragging down the motor enough to over amp it. Tip the washer back and remove the belt(no tools needed) turn the pump by hand and see if it is stiff. Look for bearing seperation. I have seen these guys lock slap up and never leak!

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Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Feb 14, 2010

I wouldn't buy another motor. This sounds like maybe something is caught in the pump putting an extra load on the motor. OR the transmission has a problem. Maybe the brake is hanging up, or a bearing going bad. If it's not the pump, the cost of repair may be more than it is worth. If this helps, please rate my answer. Thank you.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010

most of the maytag agitators simply need to be lifted firmly upward and they'll snap off. Watch your face!

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009

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