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Offline mitchelb

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Maytag A712 motor does not reverse
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:28:07 AM »
The washer does not agitate, transmission seems fine, spins fine but motor does not do anything on agitate.

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Re: Maytag A712 motor does not reverse
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 04:03:37 PM »
Does it hum or quiet and dead.Check to make sure the wash/spin speed buttons are fully depressed.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2014, 04:04:24 PM by theoldstoveguy »

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Re: Maytag A712 motor does not reverse
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 12:32:06 AM »
No noise, no hum, nothing.

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Re: Maytag A712 motor does not reverse
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2014, 07:21:02 AM »

  Could be faulty water level pressure switch, timer or speed switch. Do you have wiring diagram to share?

Eric

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Re: Maytag A712 motor does not reverse
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2014, 09:05:42 AM »
Thanks for the help. Now my wife told me that it had done some squealing (belts slipping?) and some smoke. I am going to junk it because it sounds like the transmission may have some problems.

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Re: Maytag A712 motor does not reverse
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2014, 09:11:22 AM »
From under the machine turn the pulley counter clockwise, the agitator should move. If it is frozen then yes hate to say bye bye.

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Re: Maytag A712 motor does not reverse
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 09:13:13 AM »
I checked the transmission earlier and it reacted correctly but under load it probably has a problem that will only get worse.
Thanks for your help.

 

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