We have a stackable Maytag washer/dryer, at least 7 years old. Model
number is LSE7806ACE.
It's developed some symptoms, and I'm hoping someone here can assist
with a diagnosis.
1. The washer has stopped agitating. While the washer timer will
still cycle, the only activity is the filling of the tub. Once it
reaches the preset water level, the washer simply sits there, and does
nothing until the timer cycles down to the end of the chosen cycle.
2. By advancing the washer timer, I can sometimes get the drum to
start spinning (which will activate the pump and drain the tub). This
is usually right at the very end of one of the cycles. But if I'm just
a little off one way or another, the drum will stop spinning. It has
to be just right to kick in the spinning. But no matter what I do, I
cannot get the washer tub to agitate.
3. Power doesn't seem to be the issue, as there is power running the
washer timer, the spin cycle (to a degree), and the dryer, which works
4. I took out the washer timer and examined and cleaned the various
mechanical contacts; all are clean, so it's probably not a bad
connection with the washer timer or a faulty washer timer.
Based upon the above, do you have any ideas on what the problem might
be? We've called in a service technician, but I'd like to have an idea
as to what might or might not be causing the problem.
Thanks for any comments you may have!