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Maytag Washer I have a Maytag washer model PAV3240AWW about 5-6 years old. Two problems: 1 - the lid got slammed against the timer knob, since then the second rince switch does not work. Does timer need replacing? 2- Bigger problem, with the setting on regular or delicate, I only get what appears to be a slow speed function on the agitator. I can hear the difference in the motor sound on different settings but no change in agitation speed. The agitator bolt under the softener cap is tight, but the agitator drifts up and down about an inch. What to look for, motor coupling, transmission problem, loose belt or worn agitator, something else? Thanks for your opinion

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Check your lid switch, some machines stay running when you add clothes when it agitates, but will shut off if you lift the lid in rinse and spin, lid switch may be broken.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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thats normal tension on the belt if the agitator is making noise the cams within the agitator are worn (loud clicking or popping noise during wash) the agitator will need to be replaced

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag top loading washer will not agitate

My rule of thumb: Take what you paid for the washer new and divide by number of years without repairs. That is your cost per year for the washer. If the repair will get you another year and is less than the number above do the repair. If you have done more than 2 major repairs in a year it is time to think new. eric

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag washing machine skips rinse cycle

Don't know how to solve it, but I do know that the Solution #1 is WRONG.

I have a 5 year warranty on my washer, but I hate people coming into my house. Background check or not, people are people.

Any ways, when they do fix my problem I will let you know. It's an electrical problem.

I know our electric meters are running, but all you have to do is put the washer on "SPIN" cycle, and it will spin and the water will come out. Or you can put your washer in RINSE cycle, since it did not actually rinse.

I was standing and I watched my washer fill 3/4 full with water, and the skip to "COMPLETE" all on it's own. It was suppose to fill all the way to FULL.

Thinking though, I have well water, and I have rust in my water, and I noticed that my water is pouring slower into the washer, maybe there is a clog with rust or something I'll have to clean the filter, but any ways, maybe the washers have a timer, and when it's to the time it should be complete, it skips to complete. It does take DOUBLE time for my water to go into the washer. I was standing there for several minutes.

Any ways, I hope that will help. My washer first did that a few months ago, it didn't do it again, I didn't think anything of it, then it did it again last month, and about every 2 or 3 washes, it does it. It's NOT the weight of my clothes! I wash mini loads and it does it.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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Then remove the little plastic piece, and you should see a 1/2 nut and some little plastic teeth that when the unit is running it locks into those.
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