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OLD MAYTAG WASHER STOPPED AGITATING
« on: March 19, 2009, 10:16:54 PM »
OLD tank of a Maytag Washer stopped mid-agitation cycle.
Will fill with water now and nothing else.
Changed fuse at lid switch, it looked fine.
Changed little white clicking switch in the lid switch harness.
Still will fill but nothing else.
Thinking timer???  Entire Lid Switch harness???
OHM reader on block wire labeled L1 - where do I test- Iread look for LS on lid switch harness but cannot find...

Model LAT5910BAW

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Re: OLD MAYTAG WASHER STOPPED AGITATING
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 07:43:04 AM »
Check the micro switch located next to the lid switch for proper continuity.
They tend to stick with age.
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Re: OLD MAYTAG WASHER STOPPED AGITATING
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 09:47:43 AM »
Thanks.  Replaced the micro switch.  Still looking for solution.

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Re: OLD MAYTAG WASHER STOPPED AGITATING
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 11:22:10 AM »
Check the plunger and bracket and the unbalance lever
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Re: OLD MAYTAG WASHER STOPPED AGITATING
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 09:52:24 AM »
What happens if you set the machine to final spin and turn it on?
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Re: OLD MAYTAG WASHER STOPPED AGITATING
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009, 07:08:58 AM »
The lid switch and check switches could have easily been ruled out by checking continuity thru them using the diagram right there in the top.  Now that you have replaced them instead, you are staring at a timer problem. This particular timer controls not only the voltage to the motor, but the Neutral circuit to it as well. Either contact is apt to go out.

Timer, part number: AP4028253


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Re: OLD MAYTAG WASHER STOPPED AGITATING
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 12:17:57 PM »
So, nothing happens if I set timer selector on anything other than fill.
Looking at plunger and unbalance.
Where do I take meter readings on timer to determine if it is caput?




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Re: OLD MAYTAG WASHER STOPPED AGITATING
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 12:39:37 PM »
To rule out the timer, first rule out the lid switch. If it has contiruity where it should, the timer is automatically the problem.

The wiring diagram is right in front of you in the console, so you should be able to tell which circuits run to the motor if you are electrically inclined. If not, hire someone.
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Re: OLD MAYTAG WASHER STOPPED AGITATING
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009, 04:53:49 PM »
Got it.  Thanks.

 

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