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Maytag Atlantis Washing Machine does not ever drain or spin unless lift lid

We just got a newish Maytag Atlantis and it's doing the same thing as my old washing machine. The machine fills and agitates just fine, but it will just continue to agitate the same water (never drain and spin) all the way to the end of the cycle. If you lift the lid, the drain and spin will engage and it spins fine. The Maytag worked correctly on the first try (it had been a week since I did laundry), but on the second load it started to do exactly what my previous machine did. Could it be something with the drain? Power?

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  • Carex Aug 22, 2008

    Based on my internet research, that seems right. But what is strange is that both machines have the same issue. My old one did the exact same thing (which is why we just bought the newer one). In addition, the new one ran perfectly for the first load (I was jubilant). I know it can be due to chance that both machines have the same problem, but it seems odd that they would, and odd that the newer machine would work right the first time. I wondered if there was some back pressure from the drainage system that reset the machine in anticipation of the drainage/spin.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    I have a Maytag Atlantis MAV7650AWW it agitates from the beginning
    to the end without going into the spin and risk cycle. If you turn the timer
    manually to the spin cycle it will work properly and all of the water drains. I also smell an odor coming from the washer which I have no clue, unplugged, Help!!

  • tmthycooper Nov 10, 2008

    Maytag lat8435 aae: The spin cycle does not drain properly. The hoses are not blocked and water drain pump works ok although the belt is slightly loose.

  • bchiselbrook Nov 20, 2008

    I have a similiar problem with my Maytag Atlantis top load washer. Mine seems to spin and drain fine, though it is squeeky and noisy. But the problem with the last load we did was that I started detecting a burning smell when it was in the agitating mode?



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Your machine needs a new lid switch assembly!

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