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Offline iliiinieis

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Maytag Centennial washer MVWC6ESWW1
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:33:01 PM »

The washer cycle began normal. Filled and then stopped. Now no matter where you set the dial it just emites this humming noise. it won't drain, spin or anything else. Ideas? Is there a way to manually drain it that does not involve a bucket or hose?

Maytag Centennial
Type 849-05
Ser # CY3341294

Offline fairbank56

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Re: Maytag Centennial washer MVWC6ESWW1
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 04:28:24 PM »

  There  may be something in the pump jamming it preventing the motor from running. Remove the cabinet, jump out the lid switch and pull the pump off of the motor and see if washer will now go into spin. If so drain the tub and remove hoses from pump to investigate. You can drain it by slowly lowering the drain hose into a bucket. If it still won't run with pump removed, try spinning the motor shaft while it's humming to see if it will start. If not, remove motor and set it on the floor and try spinning motor shaft while humming again to see if it will start.


Cabinet removal: 
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Offline iliiinieis

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Re: Maytag Centennial washer MVWC6ESWW1
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 05:50:43 PM »
That is going to take some time to do. I will have to do that this weekend. I did play with it a bit today and found out a few more things.

When I move the timer to the start of a wash cycle it actually releases a little water like it is topping it off but then goes straight to the humming noise. The agitator turns freely clock wise (obviously) and I can turn it counter clockwise with a little force, likes it engaging something. It has always done this. Not sure if that helps. All other locations give only a hum including the beginning and ending of a spin cycle. It makes no attempt to move at all.


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