I have a Maytag direct-drive washer MTW5700TQ0
When I run a cycle it will fill, agitate, and then stop functioning when it arrives at the spin cycle. Due the way the pump works in conjunction with the spin-cycle it will also fail to drain the water as the motor is not spinning. At this point the motor will just sit there and cook with a terrible burning smell, which smells like burning motor windings, until presumably a thermal protection switch kicks in as the motor never quite catches fire
When this happens I can set the dial to any part of the cycle and it will make a very distinct humming sound when the dial is engaged and nothing happens. I can let the unit sit for an hour or two, the motor will cool down and I can start the beginning of a cycle again (fill and agitate) and it will cut out on the spin cycle again with the aforementioned burning.
Partly out of curiosity but also out of getting tired of bailing water while troubleshooting this thing, right after it stopped on the spin cycle as usual, I stopped the cycle, disconnected the motor from the transmission, and left the pump on the motor, and re-engaged the cycle, motor spun and drained the water.
This would lead me to believe that it could be clutch, trans, brake related but as I dont know much about the motor (for instance whether it might have a capacitor that provides the surge to get the tub moving in a spin cycle situation that could be bad) Im here.
I can manually spin the trans coupling my hand and get the tub to spin (albeit its difficult, though I dont know the ease of proper functioning one either)
Any help anyone might be able to provide on the matter would be greatly appreciated. I can also troubleshoot and diagnose further if it would help narrow down the problem.