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Offline bmackkc

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Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« on: September 17, 2010, 08:22:47 PM »
Hello all.

My Maytag Atlantis washer suddenly will not agitate. The motor runs, the belt turns, but the transmission does not turn. When it's in spin cycle, it runs normally.

I don't know if this is helpful or not, but I removed the belt, and can turn the pulley counterclockwise (viewed from the bottom). Once the clutch (or brake, or whatever...) engages, the transmission spins. If I turn the pulley clockwise, the transmission does not spin.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Model MAV6257AWW

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 09:47:37 PM »
Sounds like the transmission.   :(

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 09:52:33 PM »
Thanks...any other possibilities that aren't half the cost of a new machine?

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 09:57:58 PM »
None that I can think of? Seen alot of them do this. They sometimes make a loud growling sound when they go out.

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 10:07:34 PM »
That's the weirdness, washaman. It sounds normal. The runs both directions, and it spins as good as ever. Maybe I'm just in denial. I would like to have one of the nice new front loaders, but just not RIGHT NOW.

I did notice there is a bit of an oil leak on the bottom...

If I decide to replace the transmission, is there anything else that I will likely need? Does it come with the seal kit?

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 10:10:25 PM »
Does not come with a seal kit. You will need a spanner wrench for the tub nut, and a brake removal tool which is an additional $120 ballpark in tools.

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 10:16:39 PM »
This is just getting better all the time! So, around $250 for the tranny, another Franklin or so for the seal kit (I'm assuming that it's pretty much a must to replace that at the same time), and tools.
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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 10:20:43 PM »
Correct. I would check your local Craigslist.org first. You can find a good washer on there for around $100. If you find a similiar Maytag, you can always swap the tubs into your old one so you can keep the same machine. It's pretty easy to do. Most newer ones are interchangeable. O0

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 11:01:40 PM »
Washaman, thanks for the info.

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 11:46:35 PM »
Anytime! Good luck!

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 12:56:42 AM »
Just an FYI:  Maytag Atlantis and Preforma (Herrin Platform) replacement transmissions do come with the seal kits.  The Maytag Legacy washers  (SAV + Amanas) do not.

You will need more then just the brake tool.
You will also need a special spring removal tool, The classic Maytag spanner wrench, and the new style Maytag spanner wrench.

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« Last Edit: September 18, 2010, 12:58:38 AM by schaffersapplian »
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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 07:44:05 AM »
shaffersappl...

Thanks for that. I may just get bold and try it. Do you have a source for the tools you mentioned?

MB

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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 11:05:48 AM »
I would possibly go to a local appliance shop first that deals with maytag, and ask if you can borrow the tools, be prepared to hear them say no, but I would let you use mine if you gave me enough of a deposit to cover them if you didn't return them.  That could save you a bunch of money for some tools you will only use 1 time.

If you check under the Appliance repair section of this form, you will see a locked topic that says Appliance Repair Tools.  You will need the following.

22038313 Maytag Spanner Wrench
35-2968 Maytag Spin Hub Removal Tool
22002898 Maytag Seal Nut Tool
22002922 Maytag Tub Spring Tool
12002012 Maytag Bearing & Seal Tool/Brake Tool

If you buy the bearing and seal kit/brake tool, I may buy it from you when your done with it, mine is getting pretty worn.
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Re: Maytag Atlantis--Spin, but no agitate.
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2010, 11:27:03 AM »
Forgot about the spring removal tool. I alway use my pair of vice grips. :)

 

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