I have a Maytag Atlantis washer that when I start a cycle, it fills up with water okay, but when it starts to agitate, it will not agitate and is very loud. I skip to the spin cycle and it spins and drains fine. I replaced the belt and it is still doing the same thing. There is burnt rubber from the belt around the motor pulley. Would this issue be able to be repaired by replacing the motor? Or is there something else that this could be?
Answer Chris, The motor and motor pulley are not the likely issues, and probably won't solve the problem. You will probably want to clean off any rubber that has accumulated on thee pulley so it drives the other components properly. But the more likely issue is a worn or distorted thrust bearing assembly 12002213 leaving the brake rotor partially engaged and the gear case shafts partially rotating. It could also be a transmission issue 35-6615 when you remove the belt and turn the transmission pulley counterclockwise by hand, you'll be able to tell by the feel in the pulley, if the gears are meshing properly.
My original motor went bad p/n 35-6702 which I believe is single speed and ordered a replacement which is a 2 speed assemblied it and not drum barely turns now. Anyway I call and they said that motor they sent me is a replacement. I disagree. Is there something I can do? Remove a wire or move wires around? I need help dont know what to do. Thanks Kevin.
Answer Hello Kevin. The 2 speed motor will work fine in the unit. Only difference is the slow spped has no wire coming to it on the 2 speed vs. 1 speed. Now, for the issue you are having. Either the belt, transmission, or bearings are causing the problems you are having. Not the motor. And what ever part is bad most likely caused the old motor to fail by binding it down, thus the slow speed. You need to check those parts.