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Offline jeffpope0

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maytag sav3655aw wont drain
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:26:12 AM »
I have a maytag sav3655aw washer. The unit will not drain on the rinse cycle unless the lid is lifted and closed durning the cycle. I replaced the lid switch but that was not the problem. Any ideas?

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Re: maytag sav3655aw wont drain
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 08:39:59 AM »
These washers have to reverse the motor to achieve drain and spin. There is a pause built into the timer because the motor has to stop before going the other direction. I suspect you timer is not doing this and you are providing that pause when you lift the lid.

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Re: maytag sav3655aw wont drain
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 08:59:09 AM »
Thanks for the fast reply! Do you think its worth replacing the timer? Or is it time to shop for a new washer?

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Re: maytag sav3655aw wont drain
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 10:00:09 AM »
This is an Amana design, not a direct drive design.  There is no pause, the motor reverses to spin and drain.  If the motor is running but not draining, you may have a coin in the drain that's acting like a check valve. If the motor is not running, rather than lifting the lid, try jiggling the timer knob. 27001113

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Re: maytag sav3655aw wont drain
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 10:11:12 AM »

  The motor cannot reverse direction unless it stops first. There must be a pause.

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Re: maytag sav3655aw wont drain
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 12:17:09 PM »
Crap, I should read before replying. I've never seen one of these fail to pause but have seen it happen to many of the direct drives.


As far as repair versus replace, I would lean toward repair, just because there don't seem to be any good new toploaders available anymore.

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Re: maytag sav3655aw wont drain
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 04:58:00 PM »
Retail price is around $140 for the timer. I think it would be OK to repair. Not my favorite toploader but can't think of anything better being built today.

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Re: maytag sav3655aw wont drain
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 04:26:46 PM »

thanks for the info. Now another issue started with my dryer. Maytag 3706aww has no heat now and the timer does not move.



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Re: maytag sav3655aw wont drain
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 05:23:59 PM »

thanks for the info. Now another issue started with my dryer. Maytag 3706aww has no heat now and the timer does not move.


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