My washer spins during start of wash cycle. I replaced the timer, but it did not solve the problem. I noticed that the agitator floats a bit without load and with load. Since the agitator floats, I pulled the agitator out and the agitator shaft came out with it. What would I do to fix it or any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.
Answer Hello Roland,
This will most likely take a transmission to repair since the initial problem initiates from the lower transmission seal leaking oil into the brake assembly. Since the seal actually wears a groove in the transmission shaft and the new seal doesn't seat properly, the transmission 6-2097750 normally has to be replaced. Internally, the upper shaft is retained in the transmission by the agitator shaft spring 215581 but the yoke 6-2066850 is most likely broken.
I have a Maytag LAT9416AAE that stopped agitating on the Regular cycle.
Answer Hello Jimmie,
You either have a bad timer, (If the first two digits in the serial number begin with 14 or below, order 22003366. If the first two digits are 15 or higher order 22003362), or a bad drive motor 12002353. You can test these with a test meter using the wiring diagram from the tech sheet on the unit. It normally isn't a bad idea to replace the belt set 12112425 in case of a stretched belt which impairs performance. You can order a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3 if you don't have one. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html