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tcb2001

Maytag Centennial Washer MVWC300VW1

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tcb2001

2008 or so model, no electronic circuit board to waste money on. Problem is inconsistent spin engage after emptying water, I can get it to spin after going back and forth  from agitate to spin. I have replaced clutch, coupler, timer,and bypassed lid switch, no resolution.I need a solid diagnosis to fix.Please advise ASAP.

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evaappliance

if you have installed a new timer , it will be the transmission . 

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johntech

Does the motor hum when it should be turning? Pull the motor off but leave the wires connected and see if it turns when set to spin. If not bad motor. if the motor works next step would be to  the drain pump and the motor off and spin the transmission by hand. It should turn in both directions. If not new transmission.

 

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tcb2001

If it's the trans, would it either work always or never, not sometimes? What tells it to spin?

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tcb2001

What makes it go from draining to spin?

 

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tcb2001

What about the main drive motor switch?

 

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evaappliance

The neutral drain in the transmission is going out , just had one to do the same thing.  99% of the time it is the timer causing it , but since you have already done that , you have one of the rare ones .  ( rare in my experience anyway ) 

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tcb2001

Is it repairable or am I looking at a trans?

 

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darren412
9 hours ago, evaappliance said:

The neutral drain in the transmission is going out , just had one to do the same thing.  99% of the time it is the timer causing it , but since you have already done that , you have one of the rare ones .  ( rare in my experience anyway ) 

As everappliance had mentioned, your timer is suspect 99% of the time with your symptom. I would consider replacing the timer again.   You may have gotten a defective timer even though it is new and replaced . Swap one out for another one. No big cost to you to replace the original new timer for another of the same exact timer as long as it is the right numbered timer. Try that first and go from there.  With John Techs  advice for checking the transmission and you find the transmission to be ok you can also check the wiring for all components involved in the cycle time mentioned for the wash also. Good luck. 

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evaappliance

I have had very little success fixing these transmissions , I always get a new one.  this is a very good machine even though you have spent a lot throwing parts at it , it will be worth fixing . Darren also has a point about getting a bad part , it happens. to know if your new timer is bad you will have to babysit the washer and see if there is a pause where the moter shuts off after the rinse water is pumped out ,  if it don't =bad timer , if it does and still don't spin = bad transmission   

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16345Ed

Biggest question...

when you replaced timer was it factory original equipment or a knockoff brand?

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tcb2001

Knockoff, but before I get to that, I just remembered another clue, last one... When I've got it agitating with the lid open, I move the tub back and forth several times, then switch to spin, and it seems to prompt it to actually spin. Conclusions?

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LearningTech

as everyone here has said transmission it is getting stuck in neutral, and you moveing by had helps shift it into spin starting and stopping may shift it as well.  But make sure your timer as it runs starts off the spin BY ITSELF, and shuts off for a moment and restarts to finnish spin. 

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