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Maytag a 590 doesn't agitate. New belts a couple of months

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Maytag a 590 doesn't agitate. New belts a couple of months ago spin the center pulley by hand , the agitator functions but the center pulley gets difficult to spin by hand and becomes easy again
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Wedding gift 31 years ago. A590
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Always
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 2 months ago.

If nothing is blocking the agitator, the transmission is likely at faulty.

  1. Does the motor keep running but with no agitation?
  2. Will it drain and spin okay?