Question about Maytag MAV6200 Top Load Washer

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Fill, but no rinse cycle...loud noises, etc.

It washes fine, then starts the rinse cycle. It will fill with water, but won't drain or spin all of the time. Usually I would have to restart the rinse cycle, and it would finish up.

Yesterday, however, I noticed it had not drained. So I manually tried to restart it, and realized that the breaker had blown. I reset the breaker, and it started making a very strained buzzing noise, and I started to smell burning electronics...so I unplugged it.

I did some troubleshooting today, and found that it will drain and spin just fine (though it is louder than normal) in the "Extra rinse" cycle. It will not, however, complete the rinse cycle. As soon as it is done filling, it makes a loud grinding type noise and won't actually work.

I'm going to look at it some more, but I would appreciate it if anyone could help me out. I originally posted my problem under the MAV6000 washer, but realized it was the wrong model after I got home.

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  • seahawkdodge Jan 28, 2008

    Just found out that the belt is loose, and that a paper towel roll had wedged itself in one of the corner wheels. It was a bit black...

    I'll replace that first, then see if it is fixed (fingers crossed).

  • seahawkdodge Jan 29, 2008

    Fixed it last night, turned out to be a paper towel center roll that got jammed up in the pump wheel that was causing the smoke. The belt also stretched out a bit, from a 50" belt, to a 50.5" (measured). Replaced the belt, and the washer works like a champ!

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