Everything seems fine but won't agitate. I opened the front and found black soot around the bottom in the middle. Both belts seem fine and the motor slides easily. The fiber gasket like marteral is coming out in one area. There are no alarming sounds coming from the unit.
How do I diagnois what is causing the failure to agitate?
The suet was also on the floor beneath the washer.
Could it mearly be the spring that causes tension on the belt?The unit goes thru all cycles and spins dry.When I turn the pully by hand the agitator seems to want to work.
The agitator lifts out easily and appears to me to function like it should.
Answer Boots, If the washer will fill,spin and drain, but wont agitate, you can pretty much figure the issue is in the timer 22003362 or 22003366, depending on serial/series number. If the washer will only spin and drain, then you'll need to check the lid switch assembly/fuse 22001682 inside the control panel. Now, the soot, and the gasket material in the center of the base, is indicating, the damper pads 203956 are worn out, and need to be replaced. It's not that difficult a repair to make, if you take care of it as soon as possible.
on the spin cycle machine shakes violently. It moves away from its original position
Answer Rob, If you're sure the machine is level, and all the legs are "locked" in place, and there is no movement or vibration in the floor, remove the front panel ( two phillips head screws)and check to see if the Damper Pads 203956 are sticking out from under the damper assembly or badly worn. The damper could be worn in spots, but normally does not need to be replaced.
Water fills then timer buzzes but wash does not start. Motor spins freely by hand.
Answer Hello Bill. If there is no power going to the motor, and the timer is buzzing, you will need to replace the timer 22003362 on the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
While spinning, the machine makes a loud, constant rubbing sound. Not like metal on metal, but loud nonetheless. Would this have anything to do with the damper? If not, what might it be?
Answer Hello Kathy,
I check the inner tub. They are held in by a spanner nut and the nuts sometimes come loose. The other thing I would check is for nails or screws in the inner tub hanging by the head through the holes. This can be done without any disassembly at all. Just look for the end of a nail or screw in the holes in the tub.
Our Maytag washer has two issues. 1. It won't spin. (It agitates fine.) A few weeks before it stopped spinning, I think I heard something that sounded like a bearing was going bad. About 2 weeks before it stopped spinning, the spin cycle changed sounds to where it began sounding like an airplane was getting ready to take off. It still spun the clothes dry as usual. Then after a couple weeks, it did not spin and had a burning rubber smell. Underneath there is a pulley that spins counterclockwise, but stops when I try to spin it clockwise. Do you know what is causing this? How much for the parts? Also, how easy is it to repair? 2. For quite some time now, we get a small leak under the washer. If we let it sit with a load, more water will drain out. What causes this, and how much for the parts?
Answer Jeff, The leak and the no spin situation indicate a leaking tub seal and a seized tub bearing assembly 6-2095720 6-2040130 and 211125 is the burn odor. and the spanner wrench part no. is TJ90TB123A you'll need it and a hammer to remove and install the tub mounting stem kit. It's a bit involved, you'll need to raise the top, remove the tub cover, spin tub and outer tub assemblys, replace the parts and reverse the procedure. I would expect it to take approximately 60 to 90 minutes for a DIY'r to do, but it's well worth the time and expense. Both your issues are due to the same faulty part. Good Luck and Thanks