Model #LAT9614AAE MAYTAG Residential Washers

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I have a Matag washer. It will agitate but won't spin.

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Washer problems mean the laundry backs up or you start making trips to the laundromat. Neither is a good choice. While you wait for the expert to review your model, if you would like to view possible caused from another expert post, I attached below. Bear in mind it is a different model but the causes may be similar. If you would like to turn this over to an experienced technician, another option is the Sears Home Services scheduler in the second link below. I hope this turns out to to be a quick fix.

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Barbara H. -
October 02, 2011
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Hello,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life. I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

You did not mention whether or not you hear the motor during spin. If your washer will agitate, the transmission is most likely not the issue. The difference between agitate and spin on this washer is which the direction the motor turns. In order to help you I need a little more information. Does the pulley rotate easily by hand in either direction (clockwise or counterclockwise)? Do you hear any sounds during what should be agitation?

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; Sears Parts Direct .

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
October 04, 2011
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Hello Landell, The pulley under the brake assembly moves freely for the agitation cycle (clockwise - looking at the pulley from underneath) but moves very hard by hand on the spin cycle (counter clockwise). I had taken the basket out and sprayed some PB Blaster around the stem and let it sit overnight. It seemed to help and it moves a lot easier.

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John -
October 04, 2011
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John, You still did not tell me if you hear the motor when the washer should be spinning. If you do not hear the motor, this may be a timer or wiring issue. If you hear the motor, from what you have described you need to check the brake. Brake work on this washer is difficult and requires a special tool. I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
October 05, 2011
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Landell the motor does run in both directions. I took the brake off and took it apart and found no problem inside the brake. I put everything back together and the washing machine is spinning and agitating. I believe the bearing under the tub seized up and when I sprayed it with BP Blaster it freed it up. I used a drift pin and hammer to take off the spanning nut that held the basket and the brake. The wife had done a couple of loads of laundry and commented that the clothes are a lot dryer and seemed to be a lot whiter. I probably will buy the two new belts since the two might have been damaged when the tub stopped turning. Thank you for your help.

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John -
October 07, 2011
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Maytag washer doesn't agitate

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I can understand how important it is for your appliances to work properly, especially one that you use everyday. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I have found two links that may be able to provide some informations on this problem. I hope that these will help you.

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aashe -
May 12, 2011
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Thank you providing those links. Unfortunately they don't have the same problem I have. The motor will turn one way for the spin cycle and not the other way for agitating. Need to find out what powers the motor to turn the other way. I'm thinking it may be in the selector knob or something else.

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John -
May 12, 2011
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

If the water level pressure switch fails to close contacts 16 and 7 after filling it will prevent the washer from operating during agitation. The terminals with the Yellow and Grey at the water level pressure switch must close in order complete a voltage path to the timer and then to the motor. I added a couple of images below of the wiring diagram. I traced the start circuit in red and green.

If the motor will run in one direction but not in the other then it likely has faulty timer providing the gear case pulley and belt can be rotated in both directions.

The timer controls which direction the motor is going rotate by reversing the polarity of the start voltage to the start windings of the motor. The start voltage is applied across the RED and BROWN wires. The RED wire is the voltage supply at times and the BROWN wire is neutral and at times the BROWN wire is voltage supply and the RED wire is neutral.

NOTE: I do not recommend checking voltage unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so, otherwise I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your washer.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2011
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Thanks for help Joey. I'll check to see if the contacts 16 & 7 close during the agitating cycle with my volt meter. The gear case pully and belt can be rotate in both directions easily. I will let you know how I made out.

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John -
May 16, 2011
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Joey you were correct with your diagnose the timer was bad. I ordered one thru an appliance store in Lowell yesterday and picked it up today. Put it in and everything is working fine. Thanks again for the help. The timer was $133.83 plus tax.

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John -
May 19, 2011
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John; That's great news. You saved yourself some cash.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2011
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