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Hi, I have a Maytag Centennial top load washer machine MVWC300VW

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Hi, I have a Maytag Centennial top load washer machine MVWC300VW and it fills but when starts agitating for few minutes i hear a click and the machine goes dead.

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So it is filling with water for you?




Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes it is and when it starts agitating it smells like something is burning, i mean like rubber or wire, can't really tell.

If you put it in spin, what does it do?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

when i do that i can hear a humming noise, but it won't spin


It sounds like you have something stuck inside the drain pump, have you checked it?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no, like i said before the only thing i did was to replace the Lid switch, i'm not too good at fixing stuff, something else i forgot to say after i let it set for about 20 or 30 minutes it starts to agitate again and then does the same thing.


The motor is going into overload, and when it cools it try's again, I am betting your drain pump is bad, and causing the drag making it stop working, you can order a replacement pump by clicking on the blue link below.

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