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Remove the belt from the pulley under the machine.
check shaft and thrust bearing for damage. If good, go back to top of machine and take out the agitator.
check shaft splines for condition in agitator and shaft, if all ok, rotate shaft with slip pliers or the like and if you rotate it and get grinding noise your transmission is bad and needs to be replaced.
my thoughts are the 1980 machine has had a good life and it's time for a new machine.
Good Luck,

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unplug washer for 15 mins plug back

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What does the water pressure measure? Typically it's 50PSI +-10, I expect your pressure is significantly higher, or hose is bad.

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6 cubic feet :>) Difficult to state capacity in pounds, because 6 pounds of net curtain or silk would be vastly more volume than 6 pounds of denim jeans. Because of that capacity is stated by volume. As a rough guide, the drum should not be filled more than 3/4 full.

Maytag brings large capacity front load, top load impeller and top load agitator washers that meet your laundry needs. In fact, Maytag brings the largest capacity agitator washer available at 6.0 cu. ft.

Large Capacity Washing Machines ' Maytag

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I am not sure what symptoms would indicate bad braking.
Does it have trouble shifting from agitate cycle to the spin cycle? That is when the brake activates(between cycles).

Evidently part 22 is the entire brake assembly.

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I have an old GE that did the same thing, if I don't use it enough it will do the same thing. The hum is from the electric motor in the bottom trying to rotate. I don't know your machine but I assume they are all made closely the same. Remove the bottom cover. You should see the back of the motor and it will probably have some slots in the rear cover. Close the door and try to start it while looking through the rear slots. I saw mine turn like an 1/8 inch and stop. The first time it did this, I unplugged a connector feeding the motor, tried to start it to make sure it didn't do anything and then with a long thin screwdriver went to the slots to help turn the motor. The second time I discovered on the right side of the motor housing there was a small opening towards the front of the motor (rear of dishwasher) I was able to get my fingers in there and turn the motor a few times by hand, plug the connector back in and the dishwasher started right up. Seems like the engineers knew this could be a problem and left an access point for us (or dishwasher repairmen to use and charge us $80 or something)

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Two front panels with same error likely means its not the front panel but the control board. If the same service tech replaced the front panel twice and now same problem, he should realize the problem is not the front panel. But its easy for me to sit here in hindsight (and still be wrong). So absolutely no guarantee replacing the $300+ control board will fix the issue.

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Hi! Please check the manual. There should be info or a contact of their customer support.

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You have a washer timer issue.

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That is possible. The unit should get water from a hot source anyway.The internal heater just raises the temp of the water if it needs to.

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Yes, the thump is water hammer caused by the solenoid shutoff valve in the washer closing abruptly when the tub is full. Water hammer stresses the piping joints and could eventually cause a leak. First, make sure that the piping is supported properly to restrain any excessive movement. If the thumping persists, you'll need a plumber to install an accumulator or 'dead end' pipe in the line to help dampen the shock of suddenly stopping the flow of water.

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That sounds like "a stuck key" error code. the rotary dial on the control board has failed.

Now for the bad news: you need to replace the control board.

Get the model number off the data plate, order it. I replaced mine in about 30 minutes.

NOW FOR THE REALLY BAD PART: you're probably looking at about $150-- mine WAS $163

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Go to and enter the model. With luck, you will be presented with a list of common replacement parts/assemblies and may be able to view a video showing disassembly.

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Normal for some water to be left in plastic outer tub but should not be visible in inner tub. To get rid of odor, machine may have to be disassembled and inner and outer tubs thoroughly cleaned.

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Go to your electrical panel and check the circuit breakers. If one is tripped it will be in a halfway position. switch off then on. If it keeps tripping you may have to call a repair man.

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