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My Maytag washer model MAV8551aww is not spinning the clothes dry.

The washer seems to work ok the spin cycle is slow. On gentle it turns really slow and on fast it spins but does not get up to speed.

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The washer helps save us time and money. It can be upsetting when there is a problem. The washer not spinning the clothes dry can be problematic. I did find some information for you. I am adding the links below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. I do hope this helps you out.
by Manage My Life
April 8th, 2012
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Hi James,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

There is not a lot of difference between the two spin speeds on this washer, regular is approximately 620 RPMs and slow is approximately 410 RPMs. When we see wet clothes after the spin, the first things that need to be checked are:

Check for unbalanced load.

Check for slipping belt.

Check for kinked tub to pump hose. Shorten hose by cutting 1/2 inch off each end of the hose. And then, re-secure hose ends with screw clamps.

Check reference marks on drive pulley and cams.

Check for partial engagement of the brake assembly.

Check the drain pump for obstruction.

Check the drain hose for restrictions.

Check for drain plumbing restriction.

When the washer does not spin fast enough, check for:

Broken or slipping belt.

Does the house drain system accept water from machine?

Blocked drain hose.

Unbalanced load.

Broken impeller on pump.

Partial engagement of brake assembly.

Binding in the motor glide area.

Proper adjustment on thrust bearing.

Obstruction between tubs.

Binding tub seal.

This is an extremely difficult thing to diagnose in this particular washer. I highly recommend letting a service technician diagnose this 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


Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or to purchase any parts needed for your

Maytag model number MAV8551AWW washer


I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance please reply to this post.

by Manage My Life
April 10th, 2012
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Thanks for the advise. I changed the belt but there was no difference. I will contact a tech and have them look at it.
by Manage My Life
April 10th, 2012
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