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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You probably have a broken motor coupler.
Pop off the trim pieces on the front edges of the console.
Remove the two screws that hold the console to the cabinet and flip the console back.
Remove the two clips that hold the cabinet to the rear panel of the washer and unplug the lid switch harness. The cabinet will tilt forward and slide off.
Remove the clips holding the water pump and move it to the side.
Unplug the wires from the motor and remove the clips holding it.
You will see the motor coupler.
Make sure you can turn the gearcase shaft with a pair of pliers so it is not locked up.
You can get a coupler for about $10.
If it breaks again in a few months, then there probably is a problem somewhere in the transmission or basket drive.
Post back if you have any questions.
Posted on Nov 13, 2007
SOURCE: WASHER NOT AGITATING OR WASHING
is a common symptom of a defective lid switch. If you try opening and closing
the lid and do not hear a distinctive "clicking" sound, your lid
switch may need to be replaced. Some lid switches are located on the right-hand
side of the lid opening with a small slot. It is activated by a plastic piece
called a “lid strike” on the lid itself. Make sure the lid strike is not broken
off. This will keep the switch from not working. On some model washers the lid
switch is located on the left-hand side, in the rear, mounted under the casing
near the lid hinge. It is activated by a rod on the lid hinge. Sometimes the rod can
be adjusted if it is not making good contact with the switch. In either case,
if the switch is not activated, it will allow the washer to fill and maybe agitate,
but will not start the rinse or drain cycles. If you diagnose it and wish to
attempt the repair yourself, the switch costs about $35 and is fairly simple to
replace if you follow the steps below:
First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the lid switch. I believe your washer has release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. Or, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. Once you have the console loosened, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place. Now you will need to perform the following steps:
1. Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector.
2. There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and the clip will release.
3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.
You do not have to remove it all the way from the frame. Just enough to gain access to the switch. All there is to the switch is a couple of screws holding it in and a ground wire. It's a pretty easy repair job.
Once you've completed your switch installation, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:
1. While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.
2. Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel first, then push straight down into the opening on the top of the washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the clips will snap back in.
3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle and close the console.
I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions please let me know by posting comments.
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
SOURCE: maytag se1000 washer
sounds like the brake is not engaging properly(locks the tub for agitiation) wouldn't say transmission just yet, don't know the age but probably a few hundred dollar repair, i would recommend a maytag guy to do the repair, requires special brake tools and such,
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
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:
Posted on May 29, 2008
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