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ThatGuy  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:11:26 PM(UTC)
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This will probably sound odd, but how warm is the room you do laundry in? Do you do mostly cold water washes?
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:39:17 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ThatGuy Go to Quoted Post
I was thinking it might be the lid switch, but after messing with my machine it now seems unlikely.

I'm now thinking the problem is inside the gearcase. I've seen behavior like this before. There is a part called a spin paw that swings out and engages the big spin gear. It comes with a kit, but its a fairly difficult job to replace.

diagram of gearcase:

Parts for Maytag MVWC7ESWW0: Gearcase Parts - AppliancePartsPros.com

Kit:

Whirlpool 388253 Neutral Drain Kit - AppliancePartsPros.com



Well, I hope that isn't the issue!!! Looks a lot more expensive and difficult than the clutch!
jelly_rockstar  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:40:34 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ThatGuy Go to Quoted Post
This will probably sound odd, but how warm is the room you do laundry in? Do you do mostly cold water washes?


it depends never below 50 degrees Fahrenheit but has hot as 90 degrees.

only cold water washes - rarely do a hot water wash
ThatGuy  
#14 Posted : Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:42:04 PM(UTC)
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The reason I asked is because the gearcase is filled with 50 weight oil. Very thick and at lower temperatures the parts in it will be very sluggish.

This washer is designed to operate in temps above 70 F. Try doing a wash on a warm day using warm or hot water. See if it manages to spin on its own.

Believe it or not, I've ran in to this problem a few times, usually during Winter.

(the cold water transfers the cold straight down the agitator shaft into the gearcase)
jelly_rockstar  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:51:50 PM(UTC)
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Should I try doing one with hot water?
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:50:12 PM(UTC)
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Okay I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner...

Here is a video of the washer in action

https://youtu.be/CgmiOvY1QNI

https://youtu.be/MmDaJno0Y1w
ThatGuy  
#17 Posted : Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:00:43 PM(UTC)
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The first video was going pretty good, but you interrupted the drain by opening the lid which prematurely started the spin part of the cycle.

I was hoping to see it drain for a couple of minutes and then see whether it paused and then came back on spinning or not.

Definitely do a hot load and leave the lid alone to see if it will activate the spin on its own.
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#18 Posted : Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:08:27 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ThatGuy Go to Quoted Post
The first video was going pretty good, but you interrupted the drain by opening the lid which prematurely started the spin part of the cycle.

I was hoping to see it drain for a couple of minutes and then see whether it paused and then came back on spinning or not.

Definitely do a hot load and leave the lid alone to see if it will activate the spin on its own.


I will do another video. It doesn't activate spin that's why I opened the lid. You can hear the motor free spinning.
ThatGuy  
#19 Posted : Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:43:56 PM(UTC)
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You probably need a neutral drain kit put in.


Here is a video. You only need to take it apart until 2:47 and start reassembly at 6:12. You don't need to remove all the oil, just keep the gearcase level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieZ5y47TAMk
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#20 Posted : Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:53:11 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ThatGuy Go to Quoted Post
You probably need a neutral drain kit put in.


Here is a video. You only need to take it apart until 2:47 and start reassembly at 6:12. You don't need to remove all the oil, just keep the gearcase level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieZ5y47TAMk


I don't know what's going on with this thing. I just did my second load of laundry and it worked just fine....
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