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My Maytag washer model #MVWX700XW1 will not agitate. When it

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My Maytag washer model #MVWX700XW1 will not agitate. When it should agitate, the plate and drum both try to move together but only move a fraction on an inch.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.
It sounds like your gearbox has failed. There is an actuator assembly that shifts the gearbox into the correct position and if the actuator were faulty and it didn't get into the right position, the washer would shut down before even attempting to agitate and give you an error code with the lid lock light flashing. The fact that it makes it past this check and actually tries to agitate means that your transmission (gearbox) has failed and isn't working properly. Below is a link to the part you'd need to order and replace for your model. CLICK HERE for part We are on the honor system here. Please remember to rate my service by selecting a star at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need anything else, just let me know. You can continue asking follow-up questions at no additional charge after rating my service if you still need assistance.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.
Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?