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Tub won't agitate

Our tub will not agitate, there is a smell of burning belts however both belts look fine. any suggestions???? MY SON washed his jeans on small load and when my husband ran a load did not notice it was changed to that and he ran a full load.

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If you have two belts ,then thats an older maytag,correct?soooooooo lets do some checks, you should be able to turn the transmission pulley[center pulley] in both directions with little resistance .and you should then while turning be able to see agaitater osolateing in one direction.and the tub spin in the other .the pump pully should be able to turn also with little resistance.the motor pulley,check to see if broken[welds break]if all ok dose your motor slide plate move[you can grab the motor to check the slide plate,push in and it should move back.if all ok i would replace belts[if their slick at all they won't grab the pulleys.also but this should not efect agaitate,so times a pice of clothing can get between the tubs and create a jam[just run you hand around the top inside tub for that......hope this helps God bless ,tom

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Locked up pump? object in pump?

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It doesn't agitate If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it. 

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor. 

Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:

  • Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.

  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.

If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

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Can you turn the agitator by hand at all?
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If you can turn it a little. you most likely have a worn stretched belt or tensioner spring.

The only solution for that is to replace the belt or tensioner spring.

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