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WASHING MACHINE WILL NOT DRAIN

It runs fine in all cycles, but will not drain or spin water out.

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  • tomc121 Sep 11, 2008

    Maytag Dependable Care model LAT8624AAE serial AO291078MD

  • tomc121 Sep 11, 2008

    The machine cuts off when the lid is lifted. Is that the lid switch you are refering to?

  • tomc121 Sep 12, 2008

    It does ok through the wash, rinse, and spin cycles - and will shut off when the lid is opened (any cycle) as well as just before the spin cycle begins. It sounds like it tries to drain (at the end of the rinse cycle) but it does't. There is a pause accompanied by a smell similar to a motor heating up, then the spin cycle begins with the tub still full of water. The machine will complete the spin cycle and shut down as directed by the timer. I have checked the drain hose and the drain into the house plumbing and found them both to be free of clogs or debris. Could it be a faulty drain pump? Maybe a filter somewhere is stopped up?

  • tomc121 Sep 19, 2008

    The hurricane has delayed my ability to answer, but thanks for this tip. I will follow through and let you know how it turns out as soon as possible.

  • sinead_mchug Apr 02, 2009

    We have the same problem with our washer, but lid switch does work, so wondering about whether you mean drain or motor as the culprit then, and since it runs through the entire cycle, except for the drain, I presume the drum or pump are not to blame? Our model is maybe an older one: Maytag LAT8624AAE.

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Hi tomc121
Your most likely culprit is a defective lid switch.

Regards

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

  • D Clare Sep 12, 2008

    Your machine carries a check switch - as well as a lid switch. The check switch stops the wash cycle but the spin works through the lid switch

    Regards


  • D Clare Sep 12, 2008

    You said
    "There is a pause accompanied by a smell similar to a motor heating up,
    then the spin cycle begins with the tub still full of water" Did not realize that it was attempting to turn

    This sound like the motor is attempting to turn but is over heating and tripping the overload (hence the pause). You may be having a failing motor. The drain is not independent of the spin cycle - the motor turns both the drum and drain pump simultaneously through belts. doubt a bad pump - usually leaks if bad.

    Regards


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