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I have an older maytag commercial washer . The motor hums when it is ready to spin after the rince cycle. If I lift the lid immediatly and wait about 2 minutes, then close the lid the machine starts and completes the cycle. This only happens every few loads.The rest of the time everything works as normal.

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The lid activates a micro switch. If it is not pushed down properly it waont spin. This switch is meant to inhibit the spinning process for safety reasons.

Posted on Jan 03, 2018

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Curdy, it almost sounds like your lid switch is loose or fractured and the lid actuator is not making the switch. Check this out first and post back...Catriver.

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SOURCE: maytag neptune front loading washer

purely based on the vague information you have given, this could sound like the drum bearings and the fact that it has been neglected for so long has resulted in serious damage to your machine, note to all, never continue to use machines making noises, it can only get worse and do mare costly damage, after all the problem could have been a very inexpensive fix problems on this and any other site, to be fixed by messages (without actually seeing the machine) can only be fixed - or advice can only be given based on the details that are given if you say my machine just stopped then you will not get an answer will you? engineers can help sort out lots of problems without seeing the machine if we are given the right DETAILED information, no matter how silly it sounds, so before you shout and complain at others, have a thought about what you are going to write sorry its bad news but i hope i have helped

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SOURCE: Humming noise during spin cycle

call a repair man and have him change the drive block. it is about 30 for the part

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Atlantis washer will not drain and spin unless you lift the lid

The cheaper thing to check first is is your lid bent? The lid switch is in the center of the lid. If it "droops" or has been bent, it shaft on the back of the lid cant hit the switch. Open the lid and apply pressure in the bottom, center of the lid. This usually corrects the problem without replacing the switch.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Four year old maytag neptun fav6800

Hello Ron, I’m an owner/DIY’er I will try to help. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that you are experiencing a classic clutch malfunction with this machine but I could be wrong. Let’s not shoot from the hip with the door switch response and troubleshoot the problem. If you can take the time to read through my post of Jan 29
http://www.fixya.com/support/t1612027-maytag_neptune_fav6800aww_wont_spin
and try the first two troubleshooting steps to determine if the “dc” errors are caused by a clutch malfunction causing the tumblers to rotate in the wash basket while in spin cycle . If your handy and can tolerate some down time to troubleshoot/repair the issue you might be able to extend the service life of your $1K machine with low out of pocket $. See the links in the above post of responses by a couple of forum members who had these errors and were able to perform the maintenance fix I performed. Our issue was a clutch maintenance issue not a hard failure. I would have replaced the clutch if the spring was broken or bearings rusted out. The 2nd forum member comments are buried down in several comments. Please take a look at the Service Manual
http://www.fixya.com/support/r1655507-found_service_manual_neptune_top_load
and see if you feel OK to pull the clutch out of the machine page 47 has the details. It’s a tight work area but can be removed and replaced without pulling the tub out of the machine. I did jack up the tub a bit to get a 3/8” socket wrench in there to remove the clutch pulley bolt and drop the clutch out of the machine.
I repaired my machine with several shots of WD-40 to clean up and re-lube clutch roller bearings, no hard failure just maintenance of a poor design. My machine failed at the 3.5yr mark. Good luck, Rich.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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