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Offline kgdallas

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Maytag Washer SAV205DAWW Overheating motor
« on: October 26, 2015, 01:10:08 AM »
Hey there, I have a Maytag traditional top load washer (model SAV205DAWW) which is basically an Amana inside.
I'm having an issue with the motor clicking off within seconds of the spin/drain starting and restarting within 10-15 minutes when the motor cools off.
Right as the spin begins I hear this "click" which I know is the motor clicking off due to motor being hot, but what could be causing it? There is a faint burning smell during agitation and I can hear the timer clicking and buzzing as well (not sure if the two could be related)
Happens even if there is no load in machine and only water.
Pump is fine, free of any debris/clogs. Belt is good.
Any advice/help is appreciated.

Offline andyf80

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Re: Maytag Washer SAV205DAWW Overheating motor
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 10:07:10 AM »
Hi KGDallas,
Greetings from DFW.

Does the timer continue along or does it stay in the same spot in the cycle?
If it advances, it's likely not the timer that's the issue.

I'd start by removing the belt and turning each pulley by hand to make sure they turn easily.
I'd take a very close look at the pump as I've seen them melt the inner rubber piece to the outer pump housing causing them to seize up. If the pulley turns easily you're good there.




Offline kgdallas

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Re: Maytag Washer SAV205DAWW Overheating motor
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 04:15:01 PM »
Hi Andy,
Thank you for the reply. Based on your response I decided to give the pump another look. I assumed since I could see no visable blockages/obstructions in the previous one, that that it wasn't the problem as I'm used to pulling baby socks, stockings, etc from pumps and then viola, they work again.
I swapped it out with a spare I happen to have and the machine functions as it should now. No thermal motor cutoffs at the beginning of the drain/spin anymore.
I guess I've learned something. Just because there's nothing you can see in the pump, that doesn't always mean the pump is working.
Thanks again!!!  :cheers:

Offline andyf80

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Re: Maytag Washer SAV205DAWW Overheating motor
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 04:25:45 PM »
Awesome!!  Great work!
Glad to hear it worked well.

Andy

 

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