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Offline Bill60118

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Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« on: November 20, 2008, 12:41:42 AM »
2 year old Maytag Performa washer is giving me high blood pressure.

The washer will fill with water and then it just stops and has an oil or grease odor coming from it.  If I let it sit for 30 minutes or so and pull the knob, it will run as expected.

Hit the reset switch the other day to see if that helped.  It just put a little more water in and then stopped.  Now when I hit the reset switch I get nothing.

Checked the internet for possible solutions and only wound up getting confused with all the suggestions out there.  Where should I be checking first and what should I be looking for?

Happy holidays to all!

Bill
Model PAVT910AWW

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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 12:51:41 AM »
Hi,

What is the model number of your washer?

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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 12:59:31 AM »
Actually it is my girlfriends washer and when I asked her on the phone for the model # she gave me model PAVT-2.  I found nothing online referring to such a model #.  I'll get over there in the morning and see if I can find something more.

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High blood pressure
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 05:08:45 AM »
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2 year old Maytag Performa washer is giving me high blood pressure.


Are you sure its the washer and not the girlfriend? The model will be stamped on the top left edge of the control panel, almost in back.
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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 01:44:29 PM »
Okay folks the Model # is PAVT910AWW Rev.10.

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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 01:50:12 PM »
Here's a couple of ways to reduce your bloodpressure and guarantee a good time later with your friend...
Replace the motor by using the Performa manual you'll find here on the site, and by typing that model number into the parts box on the left to get your motor on the way.
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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 04:38:06 PM »
Factory part number for your motor is 21001922

I also updated your first post to include the model number.
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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 08:31:08 PM »
Thanks for the quick responses and thank you for updating my model on my posting.

I'll break the news to my girlfriend about the motor and see if she wants me to tackle it or if she wants to wake the Maytag repairman.  I'm sure his cost would be just about what the machine ran her when she bought it.  Yikes!  Gotta do something because daughter is coming home from college for the holiday.

Thanks again!!!

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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008, 08:57:05 PM »
Easy job you can do yourself, we can help.
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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 12:54:43 AM »
Looked at the Performa machine tonight.  I know you recommended the motor be replaced but after looking it over I don't see that as the problem.  The washer filled and then stopped as it has been.  Out of curiosity I looked at the lid switch and after opeing and closing the lid 3 times the machine ran fine.  Taking a closer look at the switch I noticed the plastic piece that the plunger pushes on is not rising up to where is should be.  My question now is, do I need to replace the Pressure Switch or the Lid Switch?  What is the difference between the two?

 

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