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Maytag Washer Won't Agitate

MAH8700AWW

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't agitate 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 agitate

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.

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Drive Belt for your MaytagWashing Machine
Cause 2Drive 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 # 1185421 Mfg Part # WP34001437

Drive Motor. NOTE: This part is often misdiagnosed and may require some electrical troubleshooting to determine if it is defective.

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Cause 3Door Lock

The door lock secures the washer door shut during operation. Once the washer door is closed, the washer can begin operating. If the door lock is defective, the washer door will not latch properly. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Inspect the door lock for damage. If the door lock is damaged or does not latch properly, replace it. To determine if the door lock has failed electrically, use a multimeter to test each of the door lock switches for continuity.

Parts
Door Lock for your MaytagWashing Machine
Door Lock - Part # 1094190 Mfg Part # WP8182634

Washer door lock latch assembly. The door lock secures the washer door shut during operation. Once the washing machine door is closed, the washer can begin operating. If the door lock is defective, the washer door will not latch properly.

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