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Maytag washer won't spin fast enough to dry clothes

Hi, I read your post. I'm having the same problem with my Maytag washer not spinning fast enough to dry clothes. The strange thing is that maybe the 3rd or 4th time that I run it on just the "spin" cycle, it will speed up and dries them perfectly. So, it appears only on the first spin cycle I have this problem. Unfortunately it takes forever to do laundry when you have to "spin" things 3 times.

Out of your suggestions below, what do you think it might be if it work sometimes? Also, just curious on cost of this repair since this is an older washer.

1. Bad gearcase (transmission).
2. Bad basket drive, with which the transmission couples to under the agitator.
3. Bad clutch/brake assembly. Which mounts on top of the gearcase under the basket drive.

THANKS!

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Washer_tech
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SOURCE: Maytag washer

if the belts haven't been replaced in a while, change them. after a eriod of ti,e belts will stretch, and become worn. this will prevent the washer from spinning out most of the water

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

SOURCE: maytag atlantis washer

I am also expiriencing the same situation.
I took a look at the machine and it appears to be in good working order.
But the belt does appear to be in need of replacing. I have ordered one and should find out everything will be back to normal once it is installed.
The worn belt would explain a lot.
- Light load are fine due to the lack of power needed to spin the contents.
- Heavy loads need the maximum amount of power it can get to spin.
But does not because the belt is slipping further into pulley grooves and is probably partially slipping, due to the wear.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

SearsTechToo
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SOURCE: washer won't spin dry clothes

What model is in reference here? Please post back with model number.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

onthejob5130
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SOURCE: Hi, Own a Maytag Atlantis

did you take off agitator,,look and see if you did eat the bottom of the agitator up,,splines,,

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Cloths Soaked after Spin Cycle

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

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

honeymokey
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SOURCE: Agitator came apart while doing laundry

There is a bolt that holds this together that screws into shaft. Is the upper agitator broke? Or the ratcheting part in the center? Give full model number to further assist you.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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