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During Spin cycle agitator tries to turn like it is washing
« on: February 17, 2009, 12:45:41 PM »
Maytag washer does not ramp up to speed.  Issue is the agitator catches and acts like it is washing and causes the tub to slow down.  

Model MAVT546EWW

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Re: During Spin cycle agitator tries to turn like it is washing
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 10:31:50 PM »
Let me get this straight: Washer spins slow whilst agitatin?
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Re: During Spin cycle agitator tries to turn like it is washing
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 12:44:02 PM »
yes when it starts out on spin it gets going and then the agitator moves back and forth causing the spin to slow down and it keeps trying to spin and the agitator keeps going back and forth. 

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Re: During Spin cycle agitator tries to turn like it is washing
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 06:57:08 AM »
I looked it up a bit and it may be a fix in a similar post, my question now is.  I took off the pulley wheel on the bottom and put an new one on.  But I cannot get the retaining clip back on.  How does one do this?  I am stumped.

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Re: During Spin cycle agitator tries to turn like it is washing
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 10:19:19 AM »
I have a carpenders claw tool. (A hammer is too big) slip it up in between the spokes and grab the lip of the brake package and compress the brake a hair to slide the clip on. Others say they can do it with a flat blade screwdriver laying on the floor with the washer tipped back.
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Re: During Spin cycle agitator tries to turn like it is washing
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 07:59:14 PM »
update, it was not the pully wheel assembly on the bottom.  I t must be inside the transmission.  Any more thoughts?

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Re: During Spin cycle agitator tries to turn like it is washing
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 12:46:49 AM »
you are going to need to replace the transmission and tub seals. not sure how cost effective it is for the diy'er but whenever i give the estimate it is just as much as a new machine when you include labor costs.

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Re: During Spin cycle agitator tries to turn like it is washing
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 03:43:50 AM »
Not to mention $125 worth of special tools to do the job :)
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Re: During Spin cycle agitator tries to turn like it is washing
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009, 06:22:53 AM »
Thank you for the info.  This will become a part out washer then.  It is a shame cause it is still in great condition.  No wonder they only warranty new machines for a year.


 

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