FIXED MVWC400XW4 Maytag washer Floating basket?

bsaucer

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MVWC400XW4
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This model is an MVW type washer, but when you add water, the basket "floats" up until it presses against the tub ring. Then it can't "slow spin" while filling, and then stores an F7E1 code.

I thought only Cabrios and F&P washers had a "floating basket", but not a VMW.
 

Jake

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This model doesn't have the floating basket, did you pull the inner basket out to see why its doing that?

Here's the parts diagram for this model:

Jake
 

bsaucer

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It turns out that the plastic retainer was stripped, and wasn't locking the basket in place. I put in another retainer and fixed it. I also replaced the pump, but that's a separate issue.
 

Jake

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You mean the hub underneath the wash plate?

This one:
W10528947 Hub


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Ok, thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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