My old top-loading Maytag washing machine (model no. LAT9304AA) won't spin clothes dry. It fills, agitates, and drains fine, but it won't spin -- at least not with wet clothes in it.
When I totally empty the machine, I can get it to spin. But it makes a banging noise and the basket appears to be off balance.
Some other clues:
- There's a burnt smell coming from the washer when in the spin cycle
- I checked the drain line and I don't see any signs of blockage
- I checked the lid switch and it works OK
- We have a cleaning lady that routinely overfills the machine
Any help would be appreciated -- thanks!