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I have a maytag bravos xl top loading washer that is approximately 6 years old. Recently, it has started not to drain in the middle of the cycle. We have taken the drum out and made sure that nothing is blocking the drain. After we put it back together, it ran fine for one wash and then right back to not draining. If you start... Read full answer

I have a maytag bravos xl top loading washer that is approximately 6 years old. Recently, it has started not to drain in the middle of the cycle. We have taken the drum out and made sure that nothing is blocking the drain. After we put it back together, it ran fine for one wash and then right back to not draining. If you start the cycle over, sometimes is will begin to drain. Sometimes we can power it off and let is sit for a while and it will begin to drain on its on.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

It is about 6 years old. Bravos xl top loading Model # mvwb850yw0

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

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3/2/2019
Mark M
Mark M, Home Appliance Technician
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Hello, this is Mark. I’ll be assisting you today.

Ignore the phone call request pop-ups… those are automatically sent by the site, not me. I am unable to take calls as it shuts off my internet. You will see them pop up.... again, ignore them...

Allow me a few moments to read what you wrote and look up the model number

Does the washer work fine other than the intermittent draining issue?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It washes fine until it gets to the drain cycle and then it just sits. you can hear a hum like the it might drain but it never does unless you cut it off and then back on.

Ok... it sounds like your drain pump motor is malfunctioning... you say you can hear it humming correct?

That is the drain pump motor trying to pump out water

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Here is the drain pump motor assembly.... https://www.searspartsdirect.com/part-number/W10409079/0026/110.html?modelNumber=MVWB850YW0&categoryName=Residential%20Washers&brandName=MAYTAG

It's not too difficult to replace it. You can tip back the washer to about a 45 degree angle and then access the pump at the bottom....

Did that link work?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
it did and we are going to order the part and switch it out.

Sounds good.... happy to help out....

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