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Hello. Our washing maching will not operate on the agitation cycle, spin cycle, nor will it pump out the water in the tub. It happened qickly. First there were a couple of starts and stops, but now it seems to be stopped waiting for repairs. Do you have any ideas on what it might be? Some earlier comments suggested: the door sensor or the spin/start switch (is the switch labeled in the pannel?)? Thanks

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  • jw_mahoney Jul 13, 2009

    The model is a Maytag Atlantis 5000. That's a top loading maching. When I turn the control knob to one of the spin or water pump-out settings i can hear a motor making a buzzing sound but then nothing happens. (the sound is much like a garbage disposal that needs to have the reset button pushed). Is this the sort of informaiton you need?

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If you open the lid and press down on the door switch/sensor, you should get a click when depressed and when you remove the screwdriver or whatever you use to press on it. No click means that it needs to be replaced. Since it isn't draining, then you may have a clogged drain line/filter which then needs to be cleaned out. Let me know how this turns out.


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The diagnosis depends on the model and on the fact if the machine is fron load or top load.

The door switch can prevent or stop agitating only if it is faulty , and if its contact gets interrupted by vibration. This is quite uncommon, and if the machine starts and spins for a while I do not think this is the case.

A faulty lid switch or pressure switch may cause the problem, as this may prevent the machine from operating.

More commonly the problem can be caused by a faulty motor control unit or motor coupler, depending on the model.

Also a faulty timer board can cause problems of this kind.

I may give you more specific information if you give me the model number as printed on service tag.

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