To repair a Maytag washer that doesn’t spin, first make sure the washer has a balanced load. Bulky items, like comforters, can force the washer out of balance, which may refuse to spin to prevent damage to vital parts.
Before making a service call, check the inner basket to make sure nothing is preventing it from turning freely. One of the most common mechanical repairs is a defective lid. This switch locks when the washer is running. If it is defective, the washer will not agitate or spin. Other possible repairs include replacing the center bearing which may have worn out and is binding on the transmission and possibly replacing the drive belt. The most costly repair is a transmission failure.