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I have a Maytag washing machine model A408. When the machine is started, it begins and agitates fine. However, when

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:50 AM
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I have a Maytag washing machine model A408. When the machine is started, it begins and agitates fine. However, when it gets to when the agitate cycle is over and it should spin out, the following happens. You hear the switches going through their normal "clicking" progression but when it gets time to spin out you hear the motor hum but nothing happens. If left on its own the motor will hum till the overload goes out. The switches and timer will continue like they should and since the motor is tripped, the wash cycle will end will a full tub of soapy water. However, if I can catch it before the motor overload goes out and advance the control to the final spin setting...that spin cycle works fine. Just seems like it only happens after the agitate cycle. I have removed the belts and checked the motor, drain pump and drive pulleys to see if they spin freely and they appear to do so. The drive pulley is a little hard to spin. I am at a loss to why it will do the final spin but not the one after the agitate cycle. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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Have you tested the machine by putting it in a different wash cycle? If it repeats itself in all the optional cycles, I would remove the pump belt and see if it comes to that stop. If it does, I would suspect the motor.

If it continues without stopping in other cycles, The timer is probably the culprit.

But a good place to start checking on any Non-Spin condition is the lid switch.

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I would have thought if the machine works ok with the exception of that initial spin rinse and works fine on the final spin that the timer, motor and lid switch would have been OK. It almost seems like the brakes have locked it up. Is that possible?
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I would have thought if the machine works ok with the exception of that initial spin rinse and works fine on the final spin that the timer, motor and lid switch would have been OK. It almost seems like the brakes have locked it up. Is that possible?
We can rule out the brake. It won't spin at all if the brake doesn't release.
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