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I have a Maytag Centennial MVWC300VW Top load washer and the motor will not spin. The pump drains the water but the machine does not agitate or spin.

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Hi, a washing machine won't spin if the water can't drain. Check hoses for any kinks or clogs that may prevent the water from draining. If a hose has kinks, try to straighten out the kinked hose. If it can't be straighten sufficiently, replace the hose. If hoses are not kinked, check for clogged hoses. This can be done by using the screwdrivers to remove the hoses and looking for clogs or running a water hose through the clogged hose to remove the clog. Use the rags and bucket to clean up the water that comes out of the hoses when they are disconnected. Once the clog is cleared, put the drain hose back into place. The washer should drain and spin now if a clogged or kinked hose was the problem.

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Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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  • buckeyenut43 Jul 07, 2010

    the water does drain however the machine will not agitate or spin. when i put it on spin cycle the water drains out but the motor does not spin the drum

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    Shehu Pro Jul 08, 2010

    Hi, then you have to check the belt, it is broken..

    Take care


  • buckeyenut43 Jul 08, 2010

    it is a direct drive (believe that is what it is called) motor so there is no belt. i replaced the coupling, maybe i did not install correctly?

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