Question about Maytag Ensignia 3.3 cu. ft. Top Load Washer

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Not agitating or spinning

Washer is about five years old and will not aggitate or spin clothes out but punps water out. I noticed that the spin cycle was leaving the fabric softener in the container first and now the clothes are not spinning out but the water is.
Model# MAV6457AWW
Serial# 10058565CR

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  • j_carey May 02, 2008

    washer seems to be agitating fine, but will not empty the bin during spin cycle. If you re-select spin, it works ok. -- also leaves the softener in the agitator, until you reselect the spin cycle.




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Crokjcc: If your washer fills up and pumps waterout properly, but doesn't spin, it is most likely the "Motor Coupler". This is a plastic and rubber piece that links the motor to the transmission. It is inexpensive to replace, and a fairly easy repair.

A google for "Maytag motor coupler" might get you some more verbose instructions, but here goes.

First, unplug the washer. Getting electrocuted, while entertaining for others, is unpleasant.
Next, Remove the washer cabinet by removing the two screws at the base of the control panel, tilting the control panel up, and unclipping the 2 bronze-gold-looking spring clips. The metal cabinet should be free to pivot towards you and be moved out of the way.

Near the floor at the front of the washer you will see the motor. It is in a "sandwich" with the motor between the transmission and the pump. A number of flat spring clips and a bolt or two hold the sandwich together. Snap the clips off and remove the pump. Another couple of snaps and you should be able to slide the motor out. The broken triangle thing is part of the coupler, and the rest is still stuck on the front shaft of the transmission.

Here is a picture of a coupler. This may or may not be the one for your model, I didn't check.

J_carey, this is probably NOT your issue, since this_usually_ causes it not to spin or agitate. Yours sounds more expensive to fix.. :(

Good luck!
-ellie

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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