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Washer wont do spin cycle

My washer wont do the spin cycle at all. it will agitate but wont spin, I found the belt but dont know how to tighten it? or if that is even what I need to do? it doesnt seem too loose?

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  • kewlchic1031 Dec 30, 2007

    Thanks but I know the lid needs to be closed, I think its the belt, it sounds like it is trying to spin and there is a little bit of a burning smell, maybe the belt, but I just cant figure out how to tighten it>?????

  • kewlchic1031 Dec 30, 2007

    the model # is la712 I dont see anything that is in there, can I take the spinner thing off? thanks so much for your help (:

  • kewlchic1031 Dec 30, 2007

    it is a maytag, model # LA712 series 04 I am not sure how old that is, it was here with the house when I bought it two years ago. It seems in good shape though other than the spinning part (:

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Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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For safety most washer have a lid switch that the lid engages if that switch is bad wont spin lid must be closed for spin also

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  • robert samples Dec 30, 2007

    i need the model num and what brand most washers cant tightin belt look in the tub see if some thing like a nai or screw has fallen in hole jamming tum

  • robert samples Dec 30, 2007

    sorry tum is tub ill hang with you we will fix it

  • robert samples Dec 30, 2007

    that looks like the begining of a ser # is it a Whirlpool Frigidaire ge avanti bosh what brand can help but need to know

  • robert samples Dec 30, 2007

    we aint done yet my friend

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