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FIXED Weak agitation, spins fine Maytag topload MVWC416FW0

madmike12

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Location
Atlanta GA
Model Number
MVWC416FW0
Brand
Maytag
Age
6-10 years
Wash basket and agitator slowly agitate during wash cycle. Spin cycle works as expected.

Replaced the drive motor because I thought weak agitation was the symptom of a weak motor, nope! Tested the capacitor, getting 49uf off a 50uf rating, good there. Removed/inspected belt, splunk
 

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Jake

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Here's the tech. data sheet for your model: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13EInFAAf99HeIgo6JNhYxCuG3RSqZdZG/view?usp=share_link

You can get into the ACTIVATING THE SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC TEST MODES and see what fault codes you get, if any.

On Page 2 of your tech. data sheet do: ACTIVATING THE SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC TEST MODES

Then do FAULT CODE DISPLAY MODE on Page 3--->Then you can see what fault code/codes you are getting on Page 6 and Page 7: FAULT/ERROR CODES

Jake
 

Jake

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Glad to help, let us know what you find.

Jake
 

madmike12

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Washer shift actuator was the fix..!! Which is odd to a non-appliance repair guys point of view. The actuator worked in switching between spin and wash, but didn't agitate fully. Must be another sensor of some kind associated with it?! Oh well, I only tried a motor, capacitor and was getting ready to replace the transmission! Yikes. $25 repair ultimately. Thanks again.
 

Jake

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Excellent Mike, glad to hear the new shift actuator fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Here's the shift actuator for your model, in case others need it too:
W10913953 Actuator


For others following your thread--->There is a video in the shift actuator part link that shows you how to replace it.

Jake
 
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