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Washer turns on, motor runs, tug does not turn. Belts good

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Which model TL do you have? FAV6800A or FAV9800A?

What are the first two digits of you Serial Number you can find that on the back right side of the console as you face the machine it will be numbers in the range of 10,11,12 thru to 17.

Looks like you have the front cover off. If you put the washer in Spin Only cycle with the washer top raised slightly what action do you see?


Do the tumblers rotate in the Spin Only Cycle?


Is there any belt squeal from the motor driving the Clutch Pulley in a Spin Only Cycle?


Can you rotate the Wash Basket CCW with slight resistance? It should rotate CCW with one finger.

Let me know if you want to try to DIY the repair……Rich

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Www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16022808.pdf
There is a service manual, use this to troubleshoot and hopefully repair your washer.

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Hi, if your washer doesn't agitate, check these:
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  • Motor coupler
  • Belts
  • Clutch
  • Drive motor
  • Drive pulleys
  • Transmission
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Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.

Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems: Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all. The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem. If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

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