last week our Maytag washer stopped during the spin cycle.
I drained the water and removed the clothes.
I suspected a pump. Can find nothing in the pump and it seems to be turning. There was a burning odor.
Then it started working again with small loads.
Last night I had some sheets and pillowcases in it. My wife had me add two towels and then a small tablecloth.
Went through the wash cycle, but stopped when it went to spin and empty. Odor was there again.
I removed some of the water and the towels and the tablecloth.
Got it to finish the cycle.
Ran the towels and the tablecloth through. Seemed to be fine. but when I came back, it had gone past the regular wash cycle, through the next cycle and was in a third cycle.
So now I suspect the timer.
We think this machine is at least 25 years old. Maybe time to retire it.