Over the past few months, the agitator on my Maytag LAT9416AAE washer has worked intermittently. Normally, I could get it to resume working by pushing and pulling the selector/start knob a few times or moving it back to the beginning of the wash cycle. Now, it has stopped agitating altogether and no amount of coaxing will make it work.
The agitator engages with the spline as it is supposed to. I removed the front of the cabinet and ran a cycle. The motor does not even attempt to turn the belt when the agitator should be activated. However, it works fine to perform the spin cycle. The washer fills and drains without a problem and the timer advances through the entire cycle.
Is it possible that the timer is not sending the signal to run the motor during the agitator phase? Or is there a method to isolate the failed component?