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MAV4755AWW washer will not agitate.

Washer will not agitate on any wash cycle. It will fill, empty and spin.

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  • royallard Dec 13, 2009

    Thank you for your help. After I posted I tried it several more times and it started working fine. I washed 5 loads so far and it has worked with no problems. Since it started working what do you think it would be if it stops again?

    The good thing is I'm a state certified electrician and I teach electronics at the local junior college so I always fix my own appliances to save money.

    Thanks again!

  • royallard Dec 13, 2009

    So it worked all last night and this morning it doesn't work again. It now fills but doesn't do anything else. No agitation, drain, spin or nothing. When I turn it on after it fills I hear a buzz but nothing happens. kind of like a motor trying to turn but locked up.

    What should I look for now?

    Thanks!

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If you are not trained to work with electric do not attempt. You will need to put into agitation or the cycle where it is supposed to be agitating and measure if you are getting 110 V to the windings on the motor. If you are your motor is not reversing and it is bad. If you are not getting 110V chech all wiring connections from the motor to the timer. If the wires are good you have a bad timer (which is the most likely cause. I have seen this condition a couple of times and in both cases was the timer.) USE PRECAUTION.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

  • Michael Bailey Dec 14, 2009

    The most likely cause is the drain pump if the motor is running but not spinning. The drain pump bearing will lock up and not allow the motor to turn. Tip the machine back, you will see the belt underneath, take the belt off, try to turn the drain pump by hand. The pump will most likely turn very little if at all. If the pump turns freely check the motor and drive pulley by turning both ways. This should narrow the problem down.

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