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MI have a maytag atlantis washer mavt634aww. When it rinses the fabric softener will not come out of the top of the agitator. and after the spin cycle, the clothes are still soaking wet. Any thoughts?

The machine drains properly but again, the clothes stay wet after spinning.

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My husband just fixed ours after not seeing a solution on any other site. He pulled out the dispensing unit and pulled off the blue plastic piece on the top of the fabric softener and bleaching section. He then ran warm/hot water (not boiling hot) through the holes where the fabric softener is suppose to flow through. This cleaned out excess fabric softener that had coagulated in the elbow and blocked the flow of softener to the unit.

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The should be a bolt that goes thu the center that holds that down with the bottom part of the agiatator.. it might have pulled loose or rounded out the whole for the top part here is a link and a pic http://www3.sears.com/imaging/ImagePageJava.shtml?productTypeID=0153200&brandID=3048&modelDesc=WASHER&modelNumber=SAV365ZAWW&documentID=M0512408&documentTypeID=PLDM&documentClassCode=PV&titleType=TUB%2C%20INNER%20%26%20OUTER%20%28SERIES%2012%29&titleID=00010&

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SOURCE: Maytag washer fabric softener dispenser is yucky

There is a 1/4" machine screw in a recessed hole close to the bottom of the agitator. Remove screw. Lift agitator off agitate shaft.

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If the motor has a transmission, it could be stuck in 1st gear. I think the agitator running is normal.

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Page 34 of this might help - http://www.miele.co.uk/Resources/OperatingInstructions/W%203844%20WPS%20Allerwash.pdf

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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