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Maytag Atlantis Washer - MAV6200AWW will fill and spin, but wont agitate. Also lost the bolt going down into the agitator. Anyone know what size it would be?

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  • slpgbty Sep 21, 2008

    I am having the same problem. It fills and spins but will not agitate. I'm assuming it is the transmission, since all else appears to be working properly.

  • badflame101 Jan 02, 2009

    my washer when it spins it does not spin dry the clothes, the tub does spin but it does not dry the clothes enough, it is very soaked when i put it in the dryer

  • pbinpb57 Jan 08, 2009

    Same thing, will fill and spin (rinse), but will not agitate (wash)

  • raiderrags Feb 20, 2009

    there's a knocking sound when the washer agitates and clothes are still wet after spin cycle... this happens about every 3rd load... please help!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    spins but does not agitate

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Bolt has 1/2inch head but dont know the thread size is an orderable part 3 to 5 dollors, may not agitate since agitator not on shft to turn

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