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Washer spins but not enough to extract water from clothes or tub.

Washing machine performs a limited spin cycle but not enough to extract all the water from the clothes or the tub. Clothes still drip. When you place your hand on the maching during the spin cycle you can feel how weak the spinning is. I have a Maytag Neptune MAH4000AWW machine When it is done washing the clothes are too wet - it appears the water has drained, but the excess water hasn't been spun out of the clothes.

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  • stumped4630 Jun 09, 2008

    my washer appears not to be going through a spin cycle leaving the clothes wet after the cycle is finished

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    If some of the wet clothing is removed and then spun, water will be removed from remaining clothing.

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I'm thinking it could be your timer. Part #9 here: http://www.partselect.com/ModelFrames.aspx?ModelID=263255&ModelNum=MAH4000AWW&mfgModelNum=&ManufactureID=1&Selected=52497&Position=3&mfg=Maytag&Type=&Mark=3 You will need to know if you have a series 10 or 11 machine. The series is the Rev. # next to the model # on the serial number tag. But first of all I want to ask if it does this for every fabric type setting and temperature setting? Are your loads pretty heavy or does it do the same thing for an empty machine?

If all other parts of your cycles are working fine then I would assume your motor and motor control board are OK. Also it would seem as your main control board is working fine. So that leaves the timer, if the cursor stops touching the contact for the spin cycle the cycle will stop. You would have to replace the timer in that case as it cannot be opened and repaired.

If it's not the timer it could be the wax motor but usually there is no spin at all if it's the wax motor.

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Hi,

he clothes are wet after spinning When the clothes are wet at the end of a cycle, check these:

Motor coupler
Spin cycle
Siphoning
Water-inlet valve
Motor coupler To test the motor coupler, re-start the washer in its spin cycle. Let the machine run for a minute, and then open the lid and notice whether the tub is spinning:

  • If it's spinning when you lift the lid, the coupler is fine.


  • If it isn't spinning--and your machine was produced by Whirlpool®--you may have a broken coupler. Many Whirlpool-made washers use a small, relatively inexpensive device called a motor coupling. This plastic-and-rubber component 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. When that happens, you need to replace it completely.


Spin cycle If the washer doesn't reach its proper spin speed, the clothes may be too wet at the end of a cycle. Check to be sure the load is properly balanced and run a spin cycle again. If the clothes are still wet, you may have a worn or loose belt (Maytag®), a worn clutch (GE®/Hotpoint®), or a worn motor pulley or tub bearing. Replace the applicable component.

Alternatively, there could be clothes caught between the inner and outer tubs. Read the "It spins but won't pump" section of the "It won't drain" section. Also, there could be other things that cause friction on the drive train. Seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.

Siphoning If the water that pumps from the machine goes right back into the machine after the spin cycle, it may be because your washer is siphoning the water from a laundry tub with a slow drain, back into the washer. Try to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is there something stuck in the drain?) Also, be sure the drain hose doesn't reach more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub. If it does, cut off the excess.

Water-inlet valve Water-inlet valves eventually fail. One problem that may develop with a water-inlet valve is that it can no longer completely shut off when the electricity is turned off to it. Then, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub--you may notice that your washer has water in it when you haven't used it for a few days. To fix this, replace the valve.
Goodluck,
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Check for any loosen belt on the spin guide, this may effect the normal spin especially if the tub was loaded wit heavy clothes...

let me know again here..

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You can dismantle the washer if you have the technical guide for it so that you can check for dirt that might clogged the drain.

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You will have to replace the belt in the washing machine... is it automatic or mannual washing machine...?

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Then its stuck drain sir

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When the clothes are wet at the end of a cycle, check these:
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