Question about Washing Machines
You responded with an answer to my problem. However this is not the fix. To repeat the problem, no spin, but agitates. You said to check ears on drive tube. This is not the problem. I couldn't remove the agitator because there is a seal cap underneath the top cap, with what looks like a handle...won't budge. Anyway, I pulled the cover off the machine and the clutch, when I turn it by hand clockwise, will spin the tub. This is with the machine off (obviously.) This must mean the ears are OK. If I try to spin the tub from the top, it is locked. Please let me know if you have any ideas. I think there may be a problem with the transmission.
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Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the transmission in your unit is bad,it has internal gears and the ones involved in the agitation are broke or bad, to replace the transmision is a lengthy process, your best bet is to just scrap it and get a new washer. I don't know if you know this but maytag company is no longer in business. They were purchased by Whirlpool back in November of 2006. One of the reasons is all the poor quality of their appliances. I am a technician that has been doing this for 15 years. The best unit I have seen to date is the Whirlpool Duet. I hardly ever have to work on them. Sorry for the bad news. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 20, 2007
There are gears inside the agitator that are very cheap and relatively easy to change they are called agitator dogs. Dont forget to rate my solution as solved if i answered your question accurately.....Thanks!!
Posted on Oct 01, 2007
SOURCE: Maytag won't spin or agitate
I have had the same problem and found that the teeth on the under side of the agitator had been worn down to nothing... I assume this is from years of over loading (not from me) and so the agitator could not spin any more... i would tighten the bolt that holds th agitator on and it would come loose after a few loads. So my solution was to get a little bit longer bolt and newer plastic washer and tighten it as tight as i could and it seemed to work. Versus buying a new agitator base that would cost about $20-$30 and would have to wait for the part to be ordered. hope this helps
Posted on Oct 23, 2007
Check the paw. It is a plastic somewhat u shaped piece that sits on the bottom of the machine and is connected by a plastic lever and a solenoid. It usually breaks on the end and as such won't lock the gearbox in. If you keep running it like that there is every chance you will probably burn the motor out.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
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