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Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« on: May 23, 2011, 02:56:33 PM »
Hello all,
I have a maytag washer that is acting up.  The clothing is too wet to put in the dryer after the spin cycle.  If I rerun the spin cycle several times I can sometimes get them dry enough to deal with.  It appears to be spinning OK when I open the door during the spin cycle.  The machine is only about 4 years old.  Thank you for any help and advice!  :)

Model mtw5700tq0

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Re: Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 06:46:04 PM »
You might have a broken drive coupler. Couplers break from washing heavy objects like blankets, rugs, and comforters. Or a heavy load on a low water level. Here is your repair video:
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Re: Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 07:48:21 PM »
How can I tell if this coupler is bad?  Can I tell when I get a look at it?  Where is a good source for buying the coupler for this machine?

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Re: Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 07:54:15 PM »
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Re: Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 08:01:17 PM »
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Re: Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 08:14:30 PM »
Where is a good source for buying the coupler for this machine?


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Re: Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 09:32:47 AM »
Put the machine in spin turn it on & see if u hear it spinning. If so coupling probably ok. On heavy loads clutch may be slipping.

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Re: Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 04:08:27 PM »
She seems to spin ok.  On regular cycle it took about 90 seconds to pump out water, then it spun ok. 

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Re: Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 07:23:38 AM »
90 seconds is perfect for drain time on a top load washer.  I would assume that you do not have any restrictions in your pump or drain line.   If you clothes are coming out soaking wet sometimes, I would not think its the coupler, but I would look at the clutch assy.  What happens is when the machine goes to spin, the centrifugal force pushes the inner assy of the clutch outwards against its housing.  What happens over time is the pads of the clutch assy don't hold as well as they use to and it slips, allowing the tub not to spin as fast.

In order to get to the clutch, you must remove the pump, motor, and drop the transmission.  On the top of the transmission sits the clutch assy.  Its pretty easy to get to, not like a transmission in a car! 

You can either replace the clutch, or sometimes with a dremel tool with a grinder bit, you can rough up the surface of the clutch housing where the pads meet, creating more surface for the pads to hold against.
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Re: Maytag washer, clothes are too wet after spinning.
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 03:32:06 PM »
How can I tell if the clutch is bad when I get a look at it?  Is this an expensive part?
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