My washer will agitate and fill, but will not spin and drain. The belts are new and on properly. I replaced the timer and drain pump. During the drain and spin cycle, the motor winds up and operates for about 5-10 seconds, then stops! There is a slight motor overheating smell, but it works for the agitate cycle with no problem. Since the motor stops after the spin cycle starts, might the Motor Control Board be bad?
Kevin in hand washed skivees .
Answer Kevin, Your washer doesn't have a motor control board, and based on the information, the motor is the least likely issue at this point( the motor runs in the agitate mode, and does start to spin) Your more likely issue is, something stuck between the tubs, causing excess "drag", and the motor to overheat and shut down on the overload. The other possibility is a worn or seized tub bearing 6-2040130 tub seal 6-2095720 which could cause the same effect.
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.