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Maytag washer issues

I have an older maytag washer model # MAH3000AWW.. my problem seems to be with the spin portion of the cycle...when it reaches that point I can hear the pump expel the water but the drum does not spin...what is my problem? timer? circuit board? door lock sw? please help...

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  • nancy453 Nov 26, 2008

    Lock light does not come on and machine does not spin. I have replaced the wax motor and the lid switches but it still doesn't spin

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Could be just about anything. It's all designed to prevent it from spinning if there is a problem. If the motor is still turning, but never gets up to spin speed, check the out of balance circuit. There are two cabinet strike switches and an inertial unbalance switch. Or check the door latch assembly, it's possible for the door to lock enough to turn the 'door lock' light on, but not move far enough to actuate the 'spin enable' switch. Maytag has upgraded the motor/ motor control board for the older Neptunes. If the motor is not running at all, check that the main control board is sending power to the motor control board. If it is you need the motor/ motor control kit (just one part #) If the main board is not sending power to the motor control board, you need a main control board, but you still need to test the motor control board. Take a test cord and put 120 volts to the motor control board, the motor should start turning at 50 rpm (normal agitate speed) if it doesn't you would need the motor/ motor control kit as well.

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