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I got a front loader washer 3000 series.If I wash big loads or comforters, ( king) it will not spin at all.

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  • j_berkvens Aug 20, 2010

    why does my washer not spin heavy loads

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HI. The Maytag 3000 series is a middle capacity front load unit and not a super capacity unit. The motor and motor controller are not designed to handle large "king size" comforters. This stress, along with the added water weight, will overheat the motor,thus, tripping the thermal load protector mounted on the motor. This signal will shutdown your motor during a high stress spin. If you continue to wash that comforter in your current unit, you will risk burning out not only your motor, but the actual controller, as well. Remember; You should always take in to consideration that the water added to the comforter will double the wight of the object. You must calculate the capacity with this in mind. Motor replacement procedures can be very expensive, so watch your capacity level and pay close attention to how you operate your unit.

There is nothing mechanical or electrical in the unit that is damaged or broken. You are simply overloading it passed its capacity level.

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Definitely return this machine as it simply does not meet your needs. j.

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