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Top Loading Maytag washer will not rinse/drain and spin.

My washer does not rinse/drain and spin. It appeats to just lock up, motor humms for a few seconds then shuts off (there's an electric burnt smell).

What could be the problem and how to troublshoot?

This is a Maytag MAV6057aww tope loading washing machine.

Thanks.

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You may have a locked up pump causing the motor to not run, check to see if you can turn the belts under the unit, if so then you might have a timer with a burnt contact.
hope its the pump as it is cheaper then the timer to replace.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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