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maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« on: November 26, 2009, 05:50:06 PM »
I have a Maytag Atlantis washer Model #MABT634AWW Serial #24891867EL. Purchased about 4 years ago.

The problem is that it will fill-up with water but not agitate. I can get it to spin out and drain by moving the dial. It is the same on all cycles.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009, 06:24:29 PM »
Does it do that on all the cycles?
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Re: maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2009, 05:43:53 AM »
If the motor does not even try to run after the machine fills to wash, the timer is bad. The fact that you can get it to spin eliminates the chance of a lid switch issue. If the motor runs but the agitator does not oscillate, the transmission is bad.
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Re: maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 07:31:34 AM »
Take your volt meter set for ohms/continuity.
Open the control panel.
Fill the tub with water until it stops filling.
Note the location of the 3 wires on the water level switch.
Remove the 3 wires.
With your meter check continuity from #7GY to #18 YL.
If it reads your timer is bad.
If it does not read your water level switch is bad.
You can also double check the empty phase by #7GY to #15PR. When empty it should get a reading.

When it fills and stops it should read open.
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Re: maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009, 12:09:26 PM »
Thanks for the help so far. Took the control panel loose to check the wiring to the water level switch as the washer was filling and it just started to aggitate. Didn't check anything put it back together and doing a load of laundry. Where is the water level switch what color wires does it have running to it. Is it right behind the door switch? What should I go ahead and order to be ready when it quits again. Or do I need to worry about it at all ?common problem?

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Re: maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2009, 12:22:57 PM »
I bet your molex block is loose. Thats the electrical connection that shoves into the timer. Remove it and clean the contacts of corrosion. Put it back in that timer. Make sure it is tight up against the timer.
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Re: maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2009, 04:46:07 PM »
Did it start agitating before it was full,or did it fill first?
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Re: maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2009, 05:05:19 PM »
Thanks I will check the connections and clean. What should I clean the connections with?

It had filled up like normal then starting agitating like normal. I have run two loads with no problems so far. Wish me luck.

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Re: maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2009, 09:49:39 AM »
use contact cleaner
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Re: maytag atlantis washing machine problems
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 05:37:34 AM »
To clean electrical contacts, I use CRC non-residue contact cleaner available at Low's

 

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