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Maytag atlantis washer not spinning

It sounds like it spins but I opened the door and pushed the switch with a wire and it does not spin at all, therefore leaving the clothes wet.

Do you know what I need to do?

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  • pupoluv808 Oct 11, 2008

    machine sounds like its spinning but is not. is there an easy way to fix without calling a repair person?

  • spinnot Dec 19, 2008

    sounds like it is spinning but is not

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    my maytag atlantis is 8 years old, and it sounds like it spins, and only the motor runs. i need a new transmission!!! the repair man said this happens on this model. therefore,i need a new washer, and i won;t be buying a maytag.



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I had the same problem.  Try this:  The top of the washing machine has a rear cover that protects the rotary switch, should be 6 screws holding the panel on.  Directly behind the switch that allows you to set the spin cycle is of course the the switch.  The very top of the switch has a clip on/snap on wiring harness.  Make sure the machine is unplug while you are performing any of this.  Make sure the wiring harness is completely snapped in to the switch.  Over time your machine causes the harness to get loose.  Specifically when you overload the machine and is unbalanced during the Spin Cycle. If you are not comfortable with this process see professional help.
I hope this helps you.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008


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