Maytag Washing Machine Repair
Maytag Washing Machine
Washing Machine Does Not Spin
If your Maytag washing machine pumps the water out but does not spin it could be due to a couple of different things.
First, check the lid switch see if it is broken or damaged. If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine will not think the lid is closed and will not put the washer into the spin cycle.
Most older Maytag washer models have a belt, possibly two, if it is worn out or broken it would need to be replaced. Newer Maytag washers use a motor coupler, which goes between the motor shaft and the transmission. This part is known to wear out or break.
There is also a tub bearing that wears out, this part allows the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this part fails you will normally hear a loud sound in the spin cycle. This is a more complicated repair.
Maytag Washing Machine, Model MAV208DAWW
Leaking oily substance under the unit
The problem is most likely a transmission lower seal (part # 207843) leak. The bottom of the transmission (part # 35-6615) can have a small leak, which leaks down onto the pulley (part # 12002213) and then it's all along the underside of the machine.
Look and see what the warranty is on that unit. Some have an additional transmission warranty; it might be part only. You also might want to just tilt it back and make sure that you see an oil buildup. At times you might get a small, thin film and that's normal as the unit breaks in and starts up. Make sure that it is indeed leaking from the lower transmission (part # 35-6615). If it's something that's not a warranty situation, you could try to fix it yourself. Sometimes you can replace just the lower seal (part # 207843) without too much problem. Others, it's a new transmission, which is an expensive and more difficult repair.
1988 Maytag Washing Machine, Model A612
Not advancing to rinse cycle
How this model works is that you select your water temperature for the cycle, but most of the time it's using a cold water rinse. If you're not getting any cold water to the machine, it is never going to advance to the rinse cycle because the water pressure switch (part # 22206223) is not sensing it. Start by making sure that the cold water, where it's hooked up to the water inlet valve (part # 205613) on the back of your washing machine, is not clogged.
If you've got good water pressure to the valve, then you either have a problem with the water inlet valve (part # 205613) or the timer (part # 206225) is not sending power to the cold water solenoid on the water inlet valve for rinse.
Normally, it's a cold water supply problem that would stop it like that in the rinse cycle because it has to fill with cold water before it continues on. So the easiest thing to do to check is undo the hoses (part # 202860) at the back of the machine, and make sure you have good water pressure for your hot and your cold. If that's the case, then you have to work inward in your washer, with the water valve (part # 205613) more than likely being the culprit in this case.
2000 Maytag Washing Machine Model MAV7000AWW
Trouble with brake assembly when replacing new transmission
For the brake assembly (part # 35-6714) itself, there is a brake tool (part # 12002012) that is used on some of these units that's made to help compress and take it off, and you may need to rent one of those. A lot of local places will have tools that you can rent or can purchase. The brake tool is around $50-70. It's something that most technicians would carry on their truck in order to do this.