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I have a 3000 series maytag washer and I have a problem with a musty smell that seems to be coming from the washer internals (wash drum). We have tried to run the washing cycle with a washing machine cleaner without much help. One thing I would like to mention is the washing machine is below the level discharge of the septic system so the drain goes into a sink pump and then is pumped to the septic disharge. I'm not sure if this has anything to do witht he problem but I thought it was worth mentioning. Thanks for your help. Dave Compo

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The splashing you hear is a liquid thats in the balance ring. This is located at the front edge of the inner tub that you spun by hand. It helps balance the loads. This is normal. The smell is a problem inherent to front loaders. About once a month run hot water wash with a cup of bleach in it, no clothes. Best bet is to leave door open to allow air to dry interior. I removed bulb in mine.

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best approach is be sure to clean drain pipe build up over the years may have created partial blockage

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag MAV6000 Top Load Washing Machine

Tip the machine back remove the belt try to turn the drive pulley manually . sorry the larger pulley in the centre. if you can turn it counter clockwise and feel the inner drum moving then the thrust bearing is ok. if not you may need to replace it.Also a bad lid switch can cause this problem.

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Check your timer and make sure that it is working correctly with a multi meter

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SOURCE: Washer stopped during wash cycle, burning smell

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/Dryer-Parts/index.aspx Take a look at what a new motor costs for your machine and go from there. Is may not be a motor is could be a belt or a bearing. I rebiult a washer for less then 50 dollars that one did not need a motor just bearings and a belt. I would take the washer apart so you can get an idea of what went wrong and then look at parts to repair it and decide what to do good luck

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