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The washer could be developing a transmission problem. As the washer agitates, the plastic tub is suppose to remain still. If the transmission is starting to slip, it will also try to spin during the agitate cycle, thus making the clothes become tangled under the agitator.

Maytag Performa... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015


The "dogs" and retaining plate are broken or missing.

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Maytag Performa... | Answered on Dec 11, 2013


if you just bought it it probably is the shiping pin. it is a large boldt in the back of the front load machines, smaller pin in the side or rear on toploaders. it keeps the drum from spinning in transit. people forget to pull them all the time. especially if you installed it yourself. If that isnt the problem, try leveling it. Newer machines spin much faster than older ones and one tiny bit off level will make it rattle and shake.

Maytag Performa... | Answered on Jan 06, 2013


You could remove it and clean it out. Or you can add water a few times and put it in a spin. It will only release in the spin cycle.

Maytag Performa... | Answered on Dec 31, 2012


Try opening and closing the door a few times it might be the door interlock switch, Are your plugs fused like in the UK. If so check fuse, or there will be a safety fuse inside the dryer which has blown in which case it will have to be examined by a qualified repairer.

Maytag Performa... | Answered on Nov 14, 2011


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Maytag Performa... | Answered on Nov 06, 2011


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I would suspect that the small noise is from the drain motor which might be jammed by something!
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
(If these actions have not cured the problem, it could be the control board OR the main motor. Motors will show weaknesses when commanded to spin.)

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Thanks and good luck!
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Maytag Performa... | Answered on Jul 07, 2011


you may have a stuck tub bearing.tilt machine at a 45 degree angle take off belt and turn transmission pulley both ways. One way will be easy for the wash cycle and other more resistant but should be able to turn i nner tub or else their is your problem. To change this bearing need special tools.

Maytag Performa... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011

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