Maytag Performa pav2300 spins slow does not agitate
Cant remember how old the machine is but recently it stopped agitating, and will spin slowly for awhile then stop all together. The belt is intact and has minimal slack. When I rotate the pully underneath it moves the basket but when i rotate the pully in reverse the basket doesnt move. ( I read that the motor goes in one direction for spin and reverse for agitating) Ive read a few forums and answers but am confused about what it might be. The basket moves with some force when the lid is open and the dial is on spin, but it does not spin freely. What next?
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First be sure your not using a delicate cycle. If the agitator uses Dog agits, the bottom half of the agitator will move back and forth while the top half moves in one direction. If the dog agits are broken, you would be able to hold the top half of the agitator still while the washer is on.
Your Belt still needs replacing or to be scuffed up with sand paper. If thes fails you need either new tub bearings or a transmission. either a 250-300.00 repair so tr the belt and rotate drain pump rotation while the belt is off
If it has a mechanical timer, that's most likely your problem. Not a hard fix. Most any "Do It Yourself" book can be used to show you how to swap timer. Getting one may be your biggest problem.
If it agitates, it's not the motor. You said the time seems to stop.
I have had the same problem and found that the teeth on the under side of the agitator had been worn down to nothing... I assume this is from years of over loading (not from me) and so the agitator could not spin any more... i would tighten the bolt that holds th agitator on and it would come loose after a few loads. So my solution was to get a little bit longer bolt and newer plastic washer and tighten it as tight as i could and it seemed to work. Versus buying a new agitator base that would cost about $20-$30 and would have to wait for the part to be ordered. hope this helps