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Manage My Life

maytag washer will not spin, just makes humming noise

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
December 24th, 2012

my maytag centennial top load washer will not spin after rinse cycle; it only makes a humming noise when I place the dial in spin

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Manage My Life
HELLO, I have a Maytag Bravos MTW6600TQ0 and my situation is that it was working fine I finished washing 1 load of clothing. When i put the 2nd load of clohing in I started the washing machine and it started well. During one of the cycles I heard a humming noise coming from the machine. I checked it and it still had water inside I tried to power it down but it didn't want to. Every butten I press nothing would happen but yet it was on making the humming sound. I unplugged it from the wall and it powered down, I replugged it in and pressed the power button and as soon as I press start it would make the buzzing noise again but nothing else would happen and unti I unplug it the humming doesn't stop....please help
by Manage My Life
December 24th, 2012
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Lyle, I have a similar situation to the above. My Maytag Centennial Washer type 849-05 model MVWC500VW0 will not spin. Seems to only make a humming noise although it has more "feel" to it - like its trying to spin. I am wondering why Im having a problem with this machine because I purchased the machine new in Nov 08.
by Manage My Life
April 22nd, 2011
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Lyle W
Check to see if the washer will agitate. Your details imply that the washer is draining. If it will not agitate or drain even though the motor is running (humming) and the washer drains okay, then you likely have a broken motor coupler in the washer. The motor coupler is shown in the bottom of the second image below. I provided the procedure for accessing this part. If you suspect that this is the problem with your washer, you can use the procedure shown below to access the motor coupler and check it. If it is broken, you can order a new motor coupler from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. The part number for the motor coupler is 285852A. Replace the motor coupler and reassemble the washer to fix this type of problem.

If the washer agitates and drains but will not spin, you could have a problem with the transmission, clutch, the basket drive, timer or the drive block. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details and the full model number of your Maytag Centennial 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

by Lyle W
April 26th, 2010
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