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Is it a scraping sound or more of a rumbling sound? If it's scraping check for screws, nails, necklaces, etc., in the drain holes of the basket. If rumbling sound your tub bearings may be failing.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Jan 07, 2013


I'm not sure what you mean by "activate it." Are you are manually pressing down on the lid switch or are you saying that lifting the lid starts the spin cycle? You may just need to adjust it. For whatever reason the actuator on the lid isn't pushing the switch far enough to activate it. It is possible that the actuator broke in some weird way that makes it contact the switch when the lid is opened. Regardless the spin cycle should cease when the lid is opened. The actuator is the wire hinge on the left side of of the lid. They always break where the screws connect them to the lid so you should be able to see it by lifting the lid. You can go here for manuals and exploded views of your machine. The hidden lid switch and actuator are clearly visible if you click the "Top and Cabinet" diagram.

Now i want to say something about your machine. First to be fair i don't know what the reviews of this machine might have been and I've never owned one, but if it serves you well hold on to it. Maytag doesn't make them like that anymore. In fact Maytag doesn't really make them anymore. That repairman died years ago and was never replaced. I'd take a machine like yours (with manual controls and no brain) over every smart h.e. machine i've ever had the misfortune to work on or operate. Sure they save water and they are quiet now but the drain pumps are junk fixing to bust and in my opinion the reason people experience mold and odor problems. They oversuds chronically and then have to sit while the machine decides when and how you can proceed. Doors lock shut at the most inopportune times. Control boards cost hundreds of dollars to replace and diagnosing problems on a "smart machine" can sometimes be more than a little baffling. So treasure it. Just sayin.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Jan 01, 2013


Mine the same concern, I took it apart and found the thermo fuse in the motor had a bad terminal. Maytag parts man said you must get a new motor even though the fuse has a part # on it and is easy to change. I made temporary repairs until I find a fuse from a used parts machine. Scott

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Jan 01, 2013


Possibly the clutch spring but I wouldn't discount that the drum motor wasn't damaged from the strain it had on it from damaged mechanical parts. Sometimes the coils in the motor are burned out...a weak motor is the result!

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Dec 26, 2012


disconnect the hose on the bottom and see if the seal is good.If it is good, then remove the back panel, start the washer and watch and see what seal is broke and you can visually see the exact spot the water is leaking from.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Dec 13, 2012


is it fully draining? old water will start to cause this. wash ur clothes and immediately dry them. dont leave wet clothes in the washer over a days period. hope i helped

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Dec 09, 2012


You will need to check for an article of clothing stuck between the basket and tub that may be partially blocking the drain hole.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Nov 22, 2012


You will need to replace the "thrust bearing" on the bottom of the unit. Here is the kit to order.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Nov 21, 2012


If you have no power and you have power to the outlet, then you will need to replace the control board. Here is the board to order.To replace the board, remove the back cover on the console, the board is located at the back of the timer.

The part comes with a 365 day, any part, any reason return policy.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Nov 18, 2012


The squeal you here is from the drain pump going out. I have replaced so many of these it's not funny. The new pumps are redesigned. All you need to do is remove the belt from the bottom, open the access panel on the rear left side (as you look at from the rear), remove the three bolts and pull the pump out. put the new one on in the reverse order. Here is the new pump.

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Oct 22, 2012


Could you give me the model number. then i could look up the parts you need

Maytag Atlantis... | Answered on Oct 08, 2012

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