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I have a Maytag 3955eew Top-load Washer that is four years old. It won't spin out. The inner drum won't turn. It does agitate and drain properly, Motor runs in spin mode same direction as agitate mode. I have replaced the brake/clutch/bearing but same results. Inner drum does not have any visible obstructions (I removed the inner basket to check). Belt is in good shape, doesn't appear to be slipping at all. What next ? Tx

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The motor runs during the spin cycle in the same direction as during the drain only cycle. Since the machine drains properly, this is a clear indication that the issue is not within the motor. The motor should run in opposite direction during the spin mode, not in the same direction as during the agitate mode. This is a clear manifestation that the motor is not switched to the spin mode which the timer failed to do so. The issue is definitely with the timer and not with the motor, transmission, nor the brake/clutch/bearing.

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Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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    Jahn27 Jul 11, 2010

    Replace the timer (part number 21001959) to address the problem.

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    Jahn27 Jul 11, 2010

    The inner drum does not turn because the brake is not released which happens only when the motor runs in the opposite direction and turn the clutch in which the clutch tab pushes the brake cam driver and release the brake.

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