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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2008, 05:12:56 AM »
Order a new lid switch.  There is nothing wrong with the pressure switch, not sure why you would involve it.
The lid switch is part # 12001187



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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 09:28:28 AM »
Try blowing out the tube going to the pressure switch. Might be some junk in it.
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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 12:33:41 AM »
Took apart the lid switch on the Performa to have a closer look at it.  As far as I can tell the switch is operating properly.  No broken pieces on it.  When I press it the machine either starts normally or it just sits there and hums.  If it hums I might have to press the switch 2 or 3 more time before the machine runs.  Sounds as if something is not moving freely and by hitting the switch is kind of jars it loose or gets it running.  Girlfriend doesn't want to waste the money on a new switch if I'm not sure it is the problem.  Is there something that needs to be greased on this machine? 

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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 03:43:42 AM »
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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

I do see it as the problem, which one of us is a technician?  (I was with Maytag Corp when this machine was conceived and designed.)


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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 08:32:50 AM »
I apologize for doubting your technical expertise and knowledge.  "Tis the season to be jolly.  Unless you live in Illinois where is it the season to be corrupt.

I told my girlfriend that you had said it was the motor weeks ago.
"How can it be the motor when the machine is only 2 years old.  It can't be that already.", she said.  A slight case of denial.

"It probably occurred when your son did a full load of laundry and failed to change the settings from small load to large load.  It put too much of a strain on the machine and stresses the motor.", I explained to her.

Of course she looked at me as if I was nuts.  I think I convinced her the lid switch is not the problem yesterday.  Now I just need to convince her the motor is the problem.  I'll take it apart and when it hums I'll let her listen to the motor.  That ought to do it!  Knowing her she will wait for the machine to completely die before taking a crowbar to her wallet.  Maybe Santa Claus will bring her a new motor for Christmas.  Ho Ho Ho!

Again my sincere apologies.

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Re: Performa washer fills, stops, rests and then runs.
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2008, 08:44:53 AM »
Dude, I'm just worried about your blood pressure. Yes, tis the season all right....

I don't mind you questioning my authori-tie, since you don't know me from Adam. And I agree that the comments by another 'tech' only served to confuse the issue (as it always does). 

Here's something to tell your GF about this motor situation. Remember the first post you made about the oily hot smell?  (See, I listen)  Anyway, Maytag factory overlubed  thousands of these motors during manufacture. Many of them failed right away, but others have taken longer to show up in the field. Depending on which year the machine was  purchased, the motor may have a 5-year part warranty thru Maytag. If this is the case, you should call them at 800-688-9900 and arrange service. Their labor charge is about what you would pay for the motor and install it yourself. ($128+)
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