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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2009, 09:02:03 PM »

Back to basics, does the TUB SPIN when in the SPIN section of the timer? You can see the transmission spin when the front is off. If that does SPIN and when you held the impeller (FINS) in the pump and turned  the shaft & it turned but impeller did NOT, you need a pump. That is the easiest way to check it. The machine reverses to drain & spin & can be seen with the front off & the transmission spinning. I don't pay attention to the rotation of the pump(it will turn same direction as the transmission) In aggitation it the transmission wil be staitonary,spin it reverses & transmission will rotate.

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2009, 09:11:31 PM »
bad check switch?
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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2009, 09:19:28 PM »
If the check switch were bad the fuse would blow & no power at all to the motor. The statement was it RAN but would not drain. I think it is a bad pump.

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2009, 09:37:09 PM »
Back to basics, does the TUB SPIN when in the SPIN section of the timer? You can see the transmission spin when the front is off. If that does SPIN and when you held the impeller (FINS) in the pump and turned  the shaft & it turned but impeller did NOT, you need a pump. That is the easiest way to check it. The machine reverses to drain & spin & can be seen with the front off & the transmission spinning. I don't pay attention to the rotation of the pump(it will turn same direction as the transmission) In aggitation it the transmission wil be staitonary,spin it reverses & transmission will rotate.

Start off this way, when starting the washer, fill with water, and it go back and forth for the wash part, next it should drain for the rinse, but does not. When it get to the spin cycle the tub is still fill with water.  Tub is spinning counter clockwise, and as well as the motor. I can see motion in the of water flowing counter clockwise also.


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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2009, 09:40:21 PM »
bad check switch?

Not sure where check switch would be?

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2009, 09:46:42 PM »
I know sound like broken recorder, at some point the motor should reverse itself. It has enough wires going to it. On top of the motor their is little box with wire coming for the timer, and wires come out the motor it. As guess earlier it the start for the motor?

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2009, 09:52:28 PM »
So is TRANSMISSION turning in the spin mode?  I have done MAYTAG RED CARPET service for 25 years,If you give me the answer to that I can probably tell you what is wrong.

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2009, 10:01:24 PM »
So is TRANSMISSION turning in the spin mode?  I have done MAYTAG RED CARPET service for 25 years,If you give me the answer to that I can probably tell you what is wrong.
Sorry if I am not explaining very  answer your question. Yes, the transmission turn in spin mode.

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2009, 10:02:14 PM »
well you know the motor reverses to pump out the water.
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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2009, 10:05:47 PM »
If the timer did not fix the problem then the motor is bad. Replace the motor Look at it like this> you have a better washer than you can buy now so spend the money on a motor.
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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2009, 10:06:19 PM »
Bad pump. when it is empty take the hose off the top of the pump,while holding the impeller (fins) stationary reach under the washer & turn the pulley. If the pulley turns & the fins don't, bad pump. Sometimes we look for the complicated answer because it can't be simple!

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2009, 10:08:43 PM »
If you replace all the major players on this washer you will have a better washer than anything on today's market.
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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2009, 10:11:05 PM »
Please ck what I said to do before spending any more parts. This will not cost you anything!

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2009, 10:17:49 PM »
If you replace all the major players on this washer you will have a better washer than anything on today's market.
as long as the tranmission does't go out.

So at this point I should replace the motor and the pump. I will go and price the motor and pump tomorrow. If I have enough left I will buy them both.

 Question, the box mount on top of the motor with all the wires going to it what does it do exactly?

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2009, 10:25:14 PM »
that is a drip shield
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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2009, 10:27:36 PM »
CHECK THE PUMP BEFORE SPENDING ANY MORE MONEY,PLEASE.

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2009, 10:40:04 PM »
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Start off this way, when starting the washer, fill with water, and it go back and forth for the wash part, next it should drain for the rinse, but does not. When it get to the spin cycle the tub is still fill with water.  Tub is spinning counter clockwise, and as well as the motor. I can see motion in the of water flowing counter clockwise also.

If the two pump hoses are not plugged, collapsed or kinked then replace the water pump.
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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2009, 11:11:30 PM »
202203 pump I have one in stock in my shop. if that is it I will give it to you
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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2009, 11:25:48 PM »
Bad pump. when it is empty take the hose off the top of the pump,while holding the impeller (fins) stationary reach under the washer & turn the pulley. If the pulley turns & the fins don't, bad pump. Sometimes we look for the complicated answer because it can't be simple!

I try what you suggested. I held the impeller (fins), and turn the pulley/shaft. The impeller (fins) did not move. If I understand you correctly, the pump then bad. I see if I can't find one in town, but I still price what motor cost just in case.

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Re: MayTag not draining
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2009, 11:27:16 PM »
that is a drip shield

Not refer to the drop shield, I have already remove that so I could see the motor.

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