I have a 1980's Maytag washer LA-482 that fills, drains & spins, BUT won't agitate.
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.
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My Maytag Quite series 300 dishwasher comes on but when it goes to wash it starts to hum and will not start
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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My maytag washer has F2 E1 error code
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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