Check the switch underneath the lid. Maytags will spin only if the switch underneath the lid is depressed. Lift up the lid and locate the switch, usually along the side of the top. Press this with the end of a pencil or plastic - something nonconductive - to see if the washer starts up and drains. If it does, you are all set. Allow the machine to drain and consult a professional for permanent repairs. If not, proceed to Step 2.
Unplug the washing machine from the wall.
Follow the drain hose from where it terminates in the wall down to the bottom of the machine. Unscrew the drain hose coupling to remove the hose from the machine. This will allow the water in the Maytag washing machine to empty. The problem is that it will empty all over your floor. Have plenty of towels on hand. If you'd rather not opt for the messy method, try Step 4, below.
Purchase a siphon pump (See Resources, below). Place one end into the washer. Place the other end into a bucket or other suitable container. Begin pumping. It may take several buckets to empty the machine. If you'd rather not spend the money on a pump (or don't have the time) and prefer a neater method than allowing the water to run all over the floor in your laundry room, try Step 5 below.
Use a cup or other container to bail out the Maytag washing machine by hand. This process is time-consuming, but will keep the water off your floor. Wipe up any remaining water in the machine with towels or sponges.
Things You Will Need
- Pencil or thin piece of plastic
- Siphon pump
- Keep plenty of towels on hand.