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Major Appliances/maytag ensignia model #MAV8557AWW wont spin or agitate


I have a maytag washer that does not agitate or spin.  It fills and drains and motor makes sound as if it is working.  I have tilted it forward and the belt is on the bottom and seems to move freely in both directions.  I am not sure where to go from here.  Thank you

IF the belt is spinning as you say, there must be a problem with the pulley and interlocking cams or the transmission itself.  I have attached a photo for your convenience.  Pull the machine a few feet from the wall and then tilt it back.  Working from underneath, remove the bottom plastic cap and as you take one item off, lay it all in a row so you know how to reassemble.  Check each piece for wear or breakage.  If I can help further....

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Eric and Ann Campion

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