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Offline nwhenry

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Maytag mtw5800tw0 wont't drain or spin
« on: April 26, 2013, 12:39:13 PM »
Hi all,

I have a maytag mtw5800tw0 that won't drain or spin.  Here is what I know so far:

- No matter what cycle I put it in, the washer will fill and agitate, but won't drain or spin
- After it stops, it periodically makes a buzzing sound for about 10 seconds
- The lid switch is functioning
- I have checked the pump and hoses for any clogs and found nothing

Any thoughts on how to proceed? Thanks in advance.

Offline fairbank56

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Re: Maytag mtw5800tw0 wont't drain or spin
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 01:31:11 PM »

  Could be a faulty timer. Polarity to the motor start winding is reversed through timer contacts to cause the motor to reverse direction for drain/spin. If no power to the start winding, the motor would just hum til the overload trips. After it cools, the overload will reset and the cycle will repeat. Does the timer continue to advance after agitate stops?

Eric

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Re: Maytag mtw5800tw0 wont't drain or spin
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 01:54:29 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  The timer seems to continue to advance, but very slowly.  Is there an easy way to test the timer, or am I better off buying and trying a new one?  Thanks.

Offline fairbank56

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Re: Maytag mtw5800tw0 wont't drain or spin
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 03:42:05 PM »

  Need to rule out a gearcase issue as well. With cabinet removed and lid switch bypassed, remove the pump and pull the motor. Try running in drain/spin mode with motor sitting on floor. If the motor just hums, I would just replace the timer.

Eric

 

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