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Maytag MAH7550AAW problem

Our washer does not seem to pump out all the water once it's finished spinning and also has a musty smell...I've removed the pump and there are no blockages...water can be heard sloshing round when you rotate the drum by hand...but you can't actually see any water on the bottom of the drum...can you give us any ideas please?

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  • jonomi Oct 26, 2008

    What's the easiest way to remove the drum from a MAH7550AAW...can it come out thru the front door?

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From repairclinic.com:

If your washer doesn't spin or pump water out but the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley. If so, you need to replace the pump. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it.

It pumps, but the water returns If the water that pumps out of the machine goes back into the machine after the spin cycle, your washer may be siphoning the water from a laundry tub that has a slow drain, back into the washer. The usual remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is something stuck in the drain?) Also, check for these problems:

  • If the drain hose reaches more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut off the excess.


  • If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.
You may also want to check the drain line for a possible clogging..

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Oct 26, 2008

    Depending on your model, you will either have to take it out from the back or the bottom.

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You will need to take the tub out then inside the other tub there will be a filter screen before it drains out of the tank , that is probably clogged and needs to be cleaned , also you might want to check the hose that comes from the tank and goes to the pump

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  • jason Oct 26, 2008

    take the hose off the bottom of tub and see if it has stuff blocking the drain

    if not then the motor could be getting weak



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