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Maytag Washer - Model LAT8704AAE; Agitator does not turn on during wash cyle for regular or permanent press. The agitator does work in the gentle cycle and will work during soak cycle. The agitator did turn on when I started in soak cycle then went to wash cycle, but if I go directly to wash cylce agitator will not turn on. The timer goes thorugh normal cycle without the agitator working during wash and rinse cylces for all settings seems to be working. Drain is okay.

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Hi,

Some possible trouble makers:
- drive belt is worn and need replacing
- you have the pump belt too tight
- both above
- motor track is rusty/sticky/dirty
- motor spring(s) is broken/rusted
- transmission oil is thick from age
- transmission agitation seal is seizing

Possible to replace the drive belt, loosen that pump belt a bit (
http://www.applianceaid.com/maywash_belt.html ) clean and lube the
motor tracks and inspect the motor track springs, sand/clean up the
motor pulley.

http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?a-1appliance+tSwkBf+maydrivbel.html
Drive belt.

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Hi..the reason to this problem may be the belt that has
either broken or slipped off.
check it out..
thank u..
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