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Maytag Washer Won't Spin

MVWX500XW0

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 3Drive 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.

Parts
Drive Motor for your MaytagWashing Machine
Drive Motor - Part # 4337598 Mfg Part # W10836348

Main drive motor. Includes motor pulley for belt.

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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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