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Maytag Atlantis Sometimes Won't Drain


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#1 robvig

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:25 PM

Hi,

I have a Maytag Atlantis top loader washer (model number MAV7700AWW).

My problem is that sometimes (maybe 1 time out of 5), the washer does not drain. However, if I return the control knob to spin, the washer then drains every time.
The size of the load does not seem to be a factor nor any other selected features.

Any suggestions of how to fix the problem?

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:29 PM

Have a check on the drain pump for either an obstruction or failing shaft bearing

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:54 PM

is it just me :blink:, or isn't there a Pump shown on the wiring diagram ?
(it's in the parts list)
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 04:22 PM

there's no electrical conections on the pump. it's belt driven.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 04:46 PM

there's no electrical conections on the pump. it's belt driven.

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...sometimes (maybe 1 time out of 5), the washer does not drain....

Is the Motor running (or trying to) when it fails to Drain ?
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

To be clear, when the unit "doesn't drain" - is the washer still full of water, or are the clothes just wet still ?


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 12:27 PM

Thank you for the comments.

When the washer does not drain, I mean that the washer is full of water at the end of the cycle.

That's a good question about the motor. Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to that question yet.
Because the problem only happens infrequently, it is hard to catch it failing to drain mid-cycle. I am going to keep watching it and try to find out the answer.
The motor certainly does work in the earlier wash part of the cycle. How would your advice differ depending on whether the motor was running or not during the spin cycle?

Because the problem (failing to drain) is infrequent and is resolved every time that I turn the control dial back to spin, those two factors would seem to suggest that the problem can't be an obstruction. Would you agree?

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 12:59 PM

Since the pump is belt driven, motor needs to reverse and continue running to drain. And yes it could be something is in the pump, or the hose leading to it and only cause blockage intermttently


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