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Motor will not spin both ways

I have a maytag atlantis mav6000 top load washer and it goes through the first cycle ok but then when it goes to empty the water the motor will stop and then spin the opposite way for a second or two. after that quick second the motor will stop and makes a humming noise. if anyone can help me that would be great. thanks

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Starts fine then stalls, I would check the belt,gear case and also for a seized pump bearing. Pull the machine out and remove the access panel with a 5/16 socket and put it into spin, try to watch as you start the cycle. Then if you don't see any problems tilt the machine back and examine the belt for wear, glazing, cracks and rotate the belt to find any frozen items, gear case and pump.

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