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Maytag Washer Won't Spin

MVWC300XW0

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't spin are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer won't spin

Cause 1Drive Belt

Inspect the drive belt to determine if it is broken or if it is loose on the pulleys. If the drive belt is broken or loose, replace it.

Parts
Drive Belt for your MaytagWashing Machine
Drive Belt - Part # 1871380 Mfg Part # WPW10006384

Washer main drive belt. This belt is located under the washing machine and is used to drive the splutch pulley. It goes around the motor & splutch pulleys. Worn or broken drive belt can cause spin or washplate problems.

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Cause 2Clutch

The clutch assembly makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It helps the tub to gradually get up to the proper spin speed. If the clutch is worn out, it may prevent the tub from spinning. The clutch is not repairable—if the clutch is worn out, replace it.

Parts
Clutch for your MaytagWashing Machine
Clutch - Part # 3319979 Mfg Part # W10721967

Drive Splutch Kit. This kit has 6 parts; a spring, housing, cam ring, basket drive gear, pulley, and nut. The pulley is driven by the drive belt and the splutch works with the mode shift actuator to operate the washplate and spin the inner basket. A worn splutch can cause spin or washplate problems.

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Cause 3Transmission

The washer transmission might be worn out or defective. Transmissions have gears in them that can fail causing the washer to not spin. However, this is almost never the case. Before replacing the transmission, first check all of the other more commonly defective parts.

Parts
Transmission for your MaytagWashing Machine
Transmission - Part # 4282609 Mfg Part # W10771758
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Cause 4Door Lock

Inspect the door strike assembly for damage. If the door strike is broken, replace it. The door strike is not repairable—if it is broken, you must replace it.

Parts
Door Lock for your MaytagWashing Machine
Door Lock - Part # 1938607 Mfg Part # W10404050

Washer lid lock latch kit. Includes the lock latch assembly, one white and one gray lid lock bezel & instructions. Lid must be closed for washer to fill, wash, drain, or spin. If the washing machine is not advancing into the cycle or is displaying a lid lock fault this may be the cause of the issue.

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