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My washer is starting the cycle on agitation not filling completely and on last spin cycle it starts to fill with water.

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I found what seems to be an easy fix thatt solved the problem with my Maytag Centential washer that stated agitating before it filled with water. After opening the control panel and tilting it back, just pull the clear plastic hose that attaches to the cycle and leveling switch. Blow into the hose and you will probably feel water that's caught in the hose blow out the other end. Reattach the hose to the cycle and leveling switch. Now test it by starting a cycle and hopefully it works for you like it did for me. If you know how to open the control panel, this fix takes about 2 to 3 minutes start to finish. I feel bad for those people that have mentioned having repairmen replace parts that may know actually be at fault. I doesn't appear to be a bad switch, but instead a poor design the sometimes doesn't clear water from the hose causing the leveling sensor to think water is in the tub. This has now happened twice in the three years I had this washer. I hope this fix works for you if you too have premature agitation for the MVWC6ESWW1 washer.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014

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SOURCE: Washing machine won't spin or agitate

It doesn't spin If your washer won't spin, check these:

It doesn't pump or spin
It pumps, but doesn't spin
It spins only with the lid closed
It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.


  • If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not 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.


It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. 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.


  • The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers 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. You may need to replace it.


  • A belt may be broken. 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.)


  • The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning 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.


  • The drive motor may be defective. 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.


  • The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.


  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.


It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: washer will fill fill with water but doesn't start wash cycle

it will fill but won,t spin, will throw out water as if it washed, then it take water to rinse but won,t spin ,then will throw out water as if it did , but clothes are soaked

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

richroth
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SOURCE: I have a Commercial Series

Replace the "water inlet valve" on your machine. If you could post your model number I can point you to the part you need.

Posted on Dec 26, 2010

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