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Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« on: August 16, 2008, 07:56:35 PM »
I have a Maytag Atlantis Washer, the washer fills with water sounds like it is going to cycle to wash, then a household fuse blows.  Sadly the wife went through 8 fuses prior to telling me this! :(

It will not cycle in any setting.  This was not gradual, it happened quite quickly.  I have read here that it may be the timer.  I have taken the agitator off, looking for any thing between the drum and agitator.  Kids & their hoodie strings, since the agitator will not spin.


Any help is appreciated, I would prefer to stop blowing household fuses!

Thank you

Model MAVT734EWW

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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 08:05:24 PM »
Hi crazeddad,

It would be helpful if you could post the model number of your washer.
There should be a model/serial number tag on the washer.

The tag maybe located inside the washer lid or on the top of the control counsel.

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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 08:28:45 PM »
Fuse blowing wife here!  Model number (without glasses) reads,
MAVT734E

Hope that is correct, could NOT find my glasses!

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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 08:56:10 PM »
Best find them glasses, your going to need them sooner or later. :)

That is not a correct model number.

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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 09:51:05 PM »
 >:( Dog gonnit!  I have to find those glasses!

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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008, 06:00:29 AM »
The model is an MAVT734EWW

When you find your eyeballs, you might have to order a new motor. Despite what you read somewhere, the timer on this machine is rarely a problem, however the motor IS.

The drive motor normally pulls about 10.2 amps, whether agitating or spinning. It is easier to diagnose when you own an amp probe to determine the currect draw, as we do in the field. We usually run the test with and without the belt attached to eliminate the possibilty of a locked transmission, which could also cause major current draw on your electrical system (Who uses fuses any more?). Other things that can cause a draw-down in power would be a jammed pump. Either of the latter conditions can be checked with a simple turning of all the pulleys by hand which are under the machine.
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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2008, 06:48:11 AM »
Edited first post to include model number given by Repair-man.
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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008, 09:43:40 AM »
Thank you for finding the correct model number!  Sadly I found my glasses............in the new puppy's bed! >:(  Now it looks like not only do I need a new washer but new glasses!

Thanks all for the help.

Is my assumption correct that it would be cost prohibitive to have this washer "fixed"?

Thanks again,
Fuse blowing wife

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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008, 09:52:19 AM »
Factory part number on that motor is 21001750.

If you enter that number in the Parts Catalog box in the top left corner you can price it yourself, but it looks to be around $113.00 at this time.

Not to bad if you can install it yourself.
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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008, 09:55:59 AM »
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Other things that can cause a draw-down in power would be a jammed pump. Either of the latter conditions can be checked with a simple turning of all the pulleys by hand which are under the machine.

Before ordering the motor I would also make sure it's not one of the other things Repair-man said.
The guy knows his stuff.  O0
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Re: Maytag Atlantis Washer, fills starts stops
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008, 09:57:54 AM »
And, you can install it with the help of this manual. Disregard the short model list contained in the manual, as it was published long before other models were added. This includes all current designs.

By turning the various pulleys by hand might be a good first start. It would not be uncommon to find something in the pump causing the motor to amp out. Lean the machine back against the wall and slip the belt off first.
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