Question about Maytag Washing Machines
Is there a part I can replace myself to fix it?
There is a screw near the base of the agitator. If it is missing replace it with a stainless steel screw. If this is a machine that is older than 25 years, you will have to replace the rubber ring on the agitator shaft.
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
your agitator dogs are stripped there about $10.00,remove cap to replace. easy,need 1/2 to 3/8 adapter or 7/16 socket depending on model. and your coupler is broken about $20.00 its what runs yous washer its like your belt under neath between motor and transmission , less cloths max water will stop it from happening again
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
this is the site to find out how to fix your washer.
you have a broken drive coupling.
it probably wont agitate or spin, but will fill and drain.
you need to remove 2 screws from the control panel, hinge it back and then remove the 2 brass colored clips that hold the cabinet to the base. once you do then pull the entire cabinet forwards to a 45 degree angle and pull it off the base.
then pull the 2 clips off pump and then 2 more on the motor. that will allow you to get to the drive coupling. you will find it to be broken.
replace it with part number 285753a for about 15-20 bucks.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
First, see the Sears parts site for your washer.
Also see the Whirlpool (Kenmore) Service Manual for top load, direct drive washers.
The first thing I'd try is using a different cycle. If the washer works as it should, the problem points to the timer.
I'd also check to make sure that when replacing the switch, the connections to the timer haven't come loose.
Since you've replaced the Lid Switch, the motor has power for the drain and spin cycles.
These washers use a reversing motor. The motor turns one way for agitating and reverses for the drain and spin.
Since you cannot hear anything when it is supposed to be agitating, the problem does point to the timer or motor.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
Testimonial: "that does make sense. I'll try it out on a different cycle. The timer is going through its motions but I'll double check for any loose connections. "
It appears your drive belt/coupling has failed in this instance.
For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
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Posted on Sep 18, 2010
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