My Maytag washer no longer spins and the agitator stopped working too. The only thing the washer can do is drain the water. Once smoke came out from the top and it smelled like wire burning from where the timer is. Any ideas what the issue is and what can be done about it? Thanks.
Answer Hello Bruce,
This could be the lid switch, the timer, or any other component in the control panel including the harness. You will have to open it up to see what wiring has burned or discolored and trace that circuit to locate the issue. If you look at the top edge of the control panel, you will see 4 screws. Unplug the unit and remove the two screws towards the center and the control panel will roll forward. This will get you inside the control panel for troubleshooting. The wiring diagram should be in this area also. If you see no issues, there is the possibility of an issue in the bottom of the unit. To access the lower part, remove the two screws near the bottom of the front panel and "roll" it up and out from the machine. The two spring clips at the top will un-hook when the main front is rotated far enough out and up.
My washer won't agitate. It fills and spins and drains fine. When you start the agitation cycle, it won't work and smells like burnt rubber. The belts look fine. Do you think it is the motor or transmission gears?
Answer Randy, sounds more like a timer issue 206230. If the transmission was " locked up", the belts would burn. If the motor was damaged, it wouldn't spin. A bad timer contact, could cause the motor to hum and produce an odor. Based on your post description, you may want to start at the timer. Good Luck and Thanks