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Won't drain just before spin cycle and overflows when rinse kicks in

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  • nijenhuis May 04, 2010

    makes sense, and I suspected that at first, but why would the water level switch function work and shut the water off when the tub is filling the first time to wash, then not draining before the rinse. If I manually turn the dial to spin, the machine drains no problem and then spins. If I mss that, it will overfill in the rinse cycle and flood through the back and then can't spin because it's full of water. The only step it's not doing is not draining after the washing (usually spins a little at that point right?) and just before the rinse.

  • nijenhuis May 05, 2010

    Maytag Performance model # PAV 1200 AWW

  • nijenhuis May 06, 2010

    I will try this. Thank you!

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Hi,
Note sure how old of a machine this is. I am assuming that this is a Maytag.
Things to check,
1.Underneath machine check belt or belts(2 belts on older style)
2. Check drain hose for obstructions.
3. open cabinet and check for blockage in the pump and hoses.(old style opens with 2 screws at the bottom front)(newer style top there are 2 clips left and right of front panel about 2" in from the corners push in on clip with butter knife or other thin bladed object and pull up on top at the same time.
If this is not a Maytag or you need further assistance please let me know.

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This is a simple design. The motor goes in one direction for wash and that keeps the water in the tub. To remove the wash water and prepare for rinse the timer reverses the motor making it turn in the opposite direction. This does 2 things, pumps out the water and spins the basket. So what can go wrong? Bad lid switch,bad pump, Bad Thrust washer, or bad timer. As far as water going in the tub that is a weird one, coulld it be the water level pressure switch tubing has vibrated off? I have seen that. This whole problem might simply be a worn out belt. I have a wonderful link to a pictoral which shows how to replace the thrust kit:

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Please indicate the exact model number of the washer for specific and accurate troubleshooting advice.

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Hi

Please check the bellow link to get the probable cause of why the machine is not draining…most probably a clogged drain hose stops machine to drain...

http://www.repairclinic.com/Washing-Machine-Troubleshooting#Itwontdrain

As far as the over flowing is concerned the water-level switch regulates your washer's fill volume. This switch is usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. If the switch is defective, it may prematurely signal the water to shut off. If so, you probably need to replace the water-level switch.

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