Clothes Stuck In A Maytag Washer [How To Fix]

If you have clothes stuck in Maytag washer, you’ve come to the right place. This detailed guide will give you steps on how to fix this issue…

Clothes Stuck In A Maytag Washer Agitator — Solved

If clothes are stuck in underneath your Maytag washing machine agitator, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Disconnect your washing machine from the power outlet in order to prevent any chances of electrocution.

Step 2. Open the lid of your washer, then pry the cap off the agitator. Pull the filter out of the agitator and set it aside.

Step 3. Loosen the bolt holding the agitator to the inner tub using a 7/16 inch socket wrench. Lift the agitator out of the tub. Take out the clothing item stuck underneath the agitator.

Step 4. Reinstall the agitator in the inner tub, then apply the bolt using your 7/16 inch socket wrench. Put the agitator filter back in.

Step 5. Snap the cap onto the agitator, then close the lid of your washer. Plug your washing machine into the outlet.

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Clothes Stuck In A Maytag Washer Drum — Solution

If you have clothes stuck in a Maytag washer drum, there are two methods to take them out…

Method 1.

Follow the steps below to take out a stuck clothing item in your Maytag washer drum…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrocution, disconnect your appliance from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Open the door of your washing machine. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver into the space between the inner tub and the outer tub. Use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to try pulling the stuck item out.

Step 3. Once the item has been removed, take the screwdriver out and close the door of your machine.

Method 2.

If the piece of clothing is tightly jammed between the inner tub and the outer tub, you’ll need to disassemble the tub assembly. Here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Prevent electrocution and water leaks by turning your washer’s water taps off and disconnecting the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2. Go to the back of the machine, then take out the bolts holding the top panel using a Torx-20 screwdriver. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Take out the nuts securing the rear panel to the cabinet. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Use the screwdriver to take out the bolts holding the lower and upper rear braces to the cabinet. Take each brace off the machine.

Step 5. Take the drive belt off the motor pulley and drive pulley, then set it aside. Loosen the bolt holding the drive pulley to the inner tub shaft using a 24mm socket wrench.

Step 6. Take the pulley off the shaft and set it aside. Disconnect the grounding wire connected to the motor. Loosen the bolts holding the motor to the bottom of the tub using your 13mm socket wrench.

Step 7. Carefully lift the motor assembly off the bottom of the tub, then set it down on the cabinet.

Step 8. Loosen the nut holding the grounding wire near the bearing hub using your Torx screwdriver. Pull the wire out of the slots at the back of the tub.

Step 9. Use your screwdriver to loosen the nut holding the pressure tube assembly to the back of the tub. Detach the assembly from the tub.

Step 10. Go to the front of the machine and slide the soap tray out. Press the little tab in the tray to release it from the dispenser. Set the detergent tray aside.

Step 11. Loosen the nut next to the dispenser opening using your Torx screwdriver. Pry the control panel off the front of the machine.

Step 12. Disconnect the control panel’s connector from the control board, then pull the wire out of the retainers. Take the control panel and wires off the machine and set aside.

Step 13. Open your washer’s door, then loosen the screws holding the door switch assembly to the front panel using your Torx screwdriver.

Step 14. Using a flat-blade screwdriver or a pair of needle-nosed pliers, carefully pry the retaining wire off the door boot seal. Peel the door boot seal off the front panel.

Step 15. Take out the three screws on the lower front access panel using your Torx screwdriver. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 16. Use your screwdriver to take out the nuts at the top and bottom of the main front panel. Carefully lift the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 17. Detach the inlet tube and window washer tube from the port at the top of the door boot seal. Take out the screws holding the top frame brace to the cabinet.

Step 18. Lift the top frame brace, then pull the window washer tube out of the retainer. Set the brace aside.

Step 19. Disconnect the dispenser hose from the port at the top of the drum. Move the detergent dispenser aside.

Step 20. Using a 13mm socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the two weights to the front of the drum. Carefully lift each weight off the machine.

Step 21. Use a 7mm socket wrench to loosen the bolt on the inner retaining clamp around the door boot seal. Peel the door boot seal off the drum opening and set it aside.

Step 22. Go to the back of the tub and loosen the bolt holding the weight. Lift the weight off the machine and set it aside.

Step 24. Place some rags on the floor in front of the pump filter. Turn the pump filter knob and take it out (some water may spill out).

Step 25. Once all the water has drained out, put the pump filter back in place. Use pliers to release the clamp holding the sump hose to the bottom of the tub. Detach the hose from the bottom of the tub.

Step 26. Go to the back of the machine, then release the clamp securing then second outlet hose to the upper rear part of the tub using pliers. Detach the hose from the tub.

Step 27. Disconnect the temperature sensor wire connector at the lower front of the outer tub. Detach the sensor wires from the slots at the bottom of the tub.

Step 28. Use pliers to grab the top of one of the shock absorbers. Rotate the shock, then pull it out of the mount a the bottom of the tub. Repeat this process with the other shock absorbers.

Step 29. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the wire harness retaining bracket off the side of the cabinet. Carefully lift each of the two suspension springs and unhook them from the cabinet.

Step 30. Guide the tub assembly out of the cabinet. Take the two springs off the tub and set them aside.

Step 31. Set the tub on the floor face-down. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry off the retaining clips securing the two halves of the tub. Separate the two halves of the outer tub.

Step 32. Lift the inner tub out of the rear half of the outer tub, then take out the piece of clothing stuck in the tub.

Step 33. Set the front half of the outer tub face-down on the floor. Place the inner tub on the front half of the outer tub. Lower the rear half of the outer tub onto the assembly, then secure both halves using the retaining clips and a hammer.

Step 34. Set the tub assembly upright, then attach the two suspension springs to the mounts.

Step 35. Carefully guide the tub assembly into the cabinet. Lift the suspension springs and attach them to the mounts on the cabinet.

Step 36. Lift each of the shock absorbers and push them into the mounts at the bottom of the tub. Rotate the shock absorbers to secure them.

Step 37. Reconnect the temperature sensor to the bottom of the tub. Secure the sensor wires in the retainer at the bottom of the outer tub.

Step 38. Mount the two weights onto the front of the tub assembly, then apply the bolts using a 13mm socket wrench.

Step 39. Refit the door boot seal around the drum opening. Fit the inner retaining band around the door boot seal, then use a 7mm socket wrench to apply the bolt.

Step 40. Go to the back of the tub, then remount the rear weight. Secure the weight by applying the bolts using a 13mm socket wrench.

Step 41. Attach the outlet hose to the port at the upper rear side of the outer tub. Secure the hose by sliding the retaining clamp into place using pliers.

Step 42. Reconnect the sump hose to the bottom of the tub, then secure it with the spring clamp.

Step 43. Reapply the screw to secure the grounding wire on the bearing hub. Put the pressure tube assembly back in place, then apply the Torx screws.

Step 44. Mount the drive pulley on the inner tub shaft. Secure the pulley by applying the nuts using 24mm socket wrench.

Step 45. Carefully lift the drive motor and mount it at the bottom of the tub. Secure the drive motor by applying the bolts with a 13mm socket wrench.

Step 46. Plug the grounding wire back onto the motor. Loop the drive belt around the two pulleys (ensure that the belt is turned with the grooved part facing inwards).

Step 47. Go to the front of the machine. Secure the window washer hose in the retainer on the top frame brace. Mount the brace on the cabinet, then tighten the screws using a Torx screwdriver.

Step 48. Reconnect the window washer tube and water inlet tube to the ports on the door seal. Move the detergent dispenser back into place, then reconnect the hose to the port at the top of the drum.

Step 49. Mount the main front panel on the cabinet, then use a Torx screwdriver to apply the nuts at the top and bottom.

Step 50. Mount the lower access panel on the cabinet, then apply the bolts using a Torx screwdriver.

Step 51. Pass the control panel wire through the opening on the top frame brace. Snap the control panel onto the cabinet, then tighten the screws next to the dispenser opening.

Step 52. Snap the wire harness retaining bracket back into the cabinet. Reconnect the control panel’s wire harness to the main control board. Secure the control panel wire in the retainers.

Step 53. Mount the two rear support braces on the cabinet. Secure the braces by tightening the bolts with your Torx screwdriver.

Step 54. Mount the main rear panel on the cabinet, then apply the bolts. Slide the soap tray back into the dispenser.

Step 55. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then apply the bolts using a Torx screwdriver.

Step 56. Open your washing machine’s door, then move the door switch assembly back into place. Secure the door switch by applying the Torx screws.

Step 57. Refit the door boot seal around the front panel. Use your flat-blade screwdriver or needle-nosed pliers to carefully fit the outer retaining wire around the door boot seal.

Step 58. Plug your washing machine into the electrical outlet, then turn the COLD and HOT water supply taps on. To ensure that the machine works properly, try running a wash cycle.

Note: Please keep in mind that the steps above will vary greatly depending on the model of your washing machine.