I've changed both belts and replaced the pump on our Maytag #A506 washer, but it still will not agitate during the wash cycle. There is a burning odor accompanied by a loud noise. The spin cyle works fine.
Appreciate any help you can provide.
Answer Dave, You'll need to remove the belts,again. Prop the front of the washer up a few inches, and reach under the machine and turn thr transmission pulley in a clockwise direction, The brake, should lock, the transmission shaft should turn easily, and the agotator should oscilate back and forth(you may want to have someone look in the tub and observe. Then turn the transmission pulley counterclockwise, the brake rotor should rise, the transmission shaft should lower, the clutch washer should "jam" and the transmission and tub should spin a s a unit. If the pulley turns clockwise, but the agitator doesn't oscilate, or should you not be able to turn the pulley clockwise, the transmission gears or the agitator shaft are frozen or locked up, and you'll need to replace the transmission W10172457 and associated parts.