The washer fills with water but won't agitate or drain. The timer makes a grinding sound & advances but the washer won't work.
Tried re-setting all the controls, ie temp, load size, switch types of washing & advanced to rinse/spin cycles. Nothing.
Is the timer or selector switch broken?
I there a way to get it working withour replacing a part? Would consider a front loader to save water but don't want to put money in this machine.
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With the motor not coming on it sounds to me like the timer is going to be the problem and the contact in the timer for the motor to rotate in the agitate direction is burnt out. The part number for the timer is 206230 The timer could be ordered from your local appliance parts store or online at; searspartsdirect.com apdepot.com partselect.com apwanger.com repairclinic.com
I HAVE AN ATLANTIS MAYTAG WASHER . I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND I SOLVED AS FOLOLWS. REMOVED THE MOTOR, I APPLIED GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE SLIDING MOTOR SURFACE PLATE (MOTOR BASE) . THE GRASE HELPS THE MOTOR TO SLIDE BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW THE MOTOR DOES NOT HAVE ANY ADJUSTMENT. TRY IT PLEASE . GOOD LUCK
it sounds like the transmission is shot. Not knowing the cost of parts if you can replace the transmission yourself then yes it could be worth fixing however if you can't do the job yourself adding cost of parts and labor it may not be worth it
If the fill and drain functions correctly, AND the spin cycle works correctly, AND the cycle itself starts and completes correctly, the problem being that the back and forth motion of the agitator starts the loud grinding noise, it will likley be broken gears in the transmission. The single most expensive part in the washing machine.