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Maytag A7800 washer does not agitate

It also does not spin out the water. It appears to pump out most of the water, but the clothes are still quite wet.

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  • periwinkle Feb 07, 2009

    I opened the lid and held back the button to observe if it was agitating. It was not. I held the hooked pipe where the water goes into sewage system, and some water WAS coming out--in trickles. There is no water showing in the tub at the end of the cycle, but the clothes are very wet. This machine belonged to my grandmother, and it is quite old. However, if it is just a belt and washers, I can probably get a family member to help me with that. Do you know a site that offers prices and/or manuals in USA at a decent price? Lastly, lovely to hear from UK as I lived there for almost four years as a child. Thanks.

  • periwinkle Feb 07, 2009

    I opened the lid and held back the button to observe if it was agitating. It was not. I held the hooked pipe where the water goes into sewage system, and some water WAS coming out--in trickles. There is no water showing in the tub at the end of the cycle, but the clothes are very wet. This machine belonged to my grandmother, and it is quite old. However, if it is just a belt and washers, I can probably get a family member to help me with that. Do you know a site that offers prices and/or manuals in USA at a decent price? Lastly, lovely to hear from UK as I lived there for almost four years as a child. Thanks.

  • periwinkle Feb 08, 2009

    I can hear the humm of the motor, so I don't think that will be a problem. My son will be able to check it out soon. As you say, you will be able to see the problem immediately if the belt has slipped or broken. I am glad of the suggestion of brushes to make it last longer. That is a good idea. I had seen that the UK was under some severe weather. Under zero is never, ever a good thing. Stay warm as possible. Thanks again for your help.

  • silver top May 11, 2010

    hi thank you for update glad to hear someone you know can check the suggestions i made in prev reply ? it sounds very much like either belt has come off/snapped for the drum not working? if checked out it will be obvious to see? i assume when machine was on it did the full wash cycle but at end you hear pump working ?pumping out water ? so cycle has run ok ? if machine is running ? can you hear motor at any cycle ? if not then motor may not be operating again your handy man/woman? can check this if belt is ok? then if motor is suspect and considering age of machine? best remove motor //just like auto alternator same securing method ? i am afraid i am unable to help with source of where you can obtain brushes in usa ? but am sure there will be ? think positive? they built these machines to last in the days your gran bought it not like these days so just a thought for you ? if machine was ok prior to this fault and washed ok to satisfaction ? then i am sure new belt and motor brushes if needed? will give many more years of service ? i hope you get machine repaired and if you req further info you can e mail glad to help ? weather update in northwest uk is chaotic and icy/snow and roads gridlocked throughout with minus 5deg tonight again with worse snow to come ???? best wishes from the freezing uk !

  • silver top May 11, 2010

    hi from uk from the symptoms you describe ie no agitation of drum and not spinning? this is more than likely the drive belt has snapped ? or come off to to loose /not tensioned ? to fix /fit new belt and retension much the same as auto alternator belt ? however if belt ok? it may well be the actual motor? may i suggest that if machine is oldish ? you may just need to replace the motor brushes they wear down over time and are simple d i y to replace cost in uk £5--£6 for new set x 2brushes ?

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SOURCE: Maytag clothes washer, with pump and belt replaced in Nov. 2007, clothes were too wet after spin cycle

The start of the spin cycle is dependent on the pump pumpin out water and the later level switch sensing that the water level is low enough. The water level switch has (usually) a clear tube connected to it and is found in the control panel. You will want to check continuity at different times. First you will fill the tub to the highest water level. Then unplug the machine. By screwing in the screw on the water level switch. Scew it all the way in. then you will check continutity. there should be no cont. between green and brown. and there should be cont between green and black or yellowblack. Do this continuity test with the wires off the switch. Once this test is complete, reattach the wires and plug in the machine and set the timer on spin or drain. When the tub is pumped dry, stop the spin cycle and unplug the washer and do the continuity test again. This time you should have continutiy from green to brown. and no continuity from green to black or yellowblack. Now when i mention the colors that means the placement where those wires were. Make note before you remove them so that you can get them back to place. If you do not get these readings, the water level switch is bad, or there is a leak in the air pressure tube leading to it. At that point I would replace the entire switch and tube. I wish you the best of luck.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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Again I shooting in the dark because you have not given any details of model, but typical maytag has a belt or two under neat; one for the pump and one for the drive mechanism. If the belt for the drive is stretched or glazed and slipping, you need to replace it and possibly adjust the tension of the motor cradle. If the is not the problem or does not solve the problem, then you have the big problem of the trans drive worn and if the unit is old, you may want to buy a new machine. You can ask some repair service places the cost to replace the trans drive so you better know where you stand or you can attempt it yourself but it is not for the first timers. Good luck, Mascgivor

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