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Maytag Washer Won't Agitate

MHWE300VW12

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
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 work 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.

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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 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 # 1164507 Mfg Part # WP8182793

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

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Cause 4Door 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 # 1419926 Mfg Part # WP8183270

Door lock/latch assembly for front load washer

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