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The agitator doesn't work on the wash cycle--it will empty and spin on the rinse cycle! I checked the belt and the agitator splines and they are all o.k.

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  • Ricksgamer Nov 10, 2010

    problem fixed--thanks

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Please make sure that motor is running fine and it is not jammed. If the motor is fine and moves freely then check the selector switch for any disconnections. If the selector switch is fine then you'll need to replace the timer. To disassemble the timer please unplug the washer. Remove the selector knobs by pulling straight off. Remove the 3 screws that secure the rear, top edge of the frame assembly to the end caps and rear shield. Pull the frame assembly forward and lay it on a cloth. To remove the timer knob locate the hole with the timer knob shaft at the rear center of the timer. Using a small flat blade screwdriver, pry the rod located in this hole up to release the timer knob. Knob and skirt can now be pulled off. The timer is locked into the control shield with the tabs. To remove the timer remove wiring harness plug, remove the screw and pry the tab located on the center of timer, slide it towards inside of machine. Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.
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Hi above is a place to obtain for free your service and repair manual, here there are troubleshooting steps to be performed to isolate the problem(s)

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Above is a great DIY washer site to assist you to isolate and repair your problem.

Any grinding noises are NOT good, and if the belt is OK, then we must suspect something maybe caught in the pump, or a bad pump or gearbox? It's pretty hard to tell just from a description, well unless the description is unique, but noise can mean many things.

Now, if you don't wish to DIY then simply call in a Maytag serviceman, and then when he arrives ask for a "Quote" before allowing any work to be undertaken. This way you can make an informed decision as to what to do, repair or replace, depending on costings.

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