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Maytag Washer Won't Spin


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.

Drive Belt for your MaytagWashing Machine
Drive Belt - Part # 2118282 Mfg Part # WPW10388418
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Cause 2Motor Control Board

The motor control board provides power to the motor. If the motor control board is defective, the washer may not function properly or may not work at all. First, check the control board for burned out components. To determine if the motor control board is defective, ensure that the control board is providing power to the motor. If the control board has power, but is not providing power to the motor, replace it.

Motor Control Board for your MaytagWashing Machine
Motor Control Board - Part # 1257029 Mfg Part # WP8183196

Washing machine motor control unit. The motor control unit provides power to the motor. If the motor control board is defective, the washer may not function properly or may not work at all.

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Cause 3Drive Pulley

The drive pulley connects to the washer drum and works with the drive belt and motor to rotate the drum. If the drive pulley is worn out, the drive belt might slip off, preventing the washer from spinning. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it. If the drive pulley is defective, replace it.

Drive Pulley for your MaytagWashing Machine
Drive Pulley - Part # 1154620 Mfg Part # WP8182650

Pulley, drum drive

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Cause 4Rear Drum with Bearing

The rear drum has a bearing or bearings in it to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing system is defective the washer can become very noisy and the tub can stop spinning. On some machines bearings are sold separately from the rear drum, however we recommend replacing both the outer drum and bearing as an assembly if the manufacturer offers the components together because removing and pressing in the new bearing can be exceptionally difficult. Be aware that replacing the outer tub and bearing is also not easy and can be very costly.

Rear Drum with Bearing for your MaytagWashing Machine
Rear Drum with Bearing - Part # 1515039 Mfg Part # W10253864

Washing machine rear outer tub with bearing. The bearing is not available separately--the tub and bearing must be purchased as an assembly.

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Cause 5Drive Motor

The drive motor might be defective. However, the drive motor is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the drive motor, first check all of the more commonly defective washer components. If none of those components are defective, consider replacing the drive motor. To determine if the drive motor is defective, first ensure that the motor is getting power. If the drive motor hums but doesn’t run, is noisy, or does not turn freely, replace it.

Drive Motor for your MaytagWashing Machine
Drive Motor - Part # 1164507 Mfg Part # WP8182793

Front load washer drive motor with pulley. NOTE: This part is often incorrectly diagnosed.

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Cause 6Door 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.

Door Lock for your MaytagWashing Machine
Door Lock - Part # 1419926 Mfg Part # WP8183270

Door lock/latch assembly for front load washer

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