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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2008, 02:00:41 PM »
regular and gentle agitate? yes. same results.

 Pull knob out it fills with water, starts to hum, shove it and it agitates, stops agitating, starts to hum, shove it and it spins, and drains adding water to rinse off suds as it nears the end of spinning, usually starts to fill to rinse, hums, shove to agitate, etc.


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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2008, 02:11:31 PM »
it could be a bad start switch: Motor start switch for 2 speed motor,

for motors w/production numbers 2-1666-2, 2-1666-11, 2-1666-12,
 2-1666-14, and 2-4564-2

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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2008, 02:18:31 PM »
Good, I can return the two belts that site told me was the problem (which I changed and it made no difference) and get my $48 back towards the switch. 

Would the switch be where the loud humming is coming from or is that the timer, or can you tell? ???

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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2008, 02:23:39 PM »
I don't know where you got the belts from.

the switch should be mounted on the main motor (if it is the right series number motor)

The main motor is where the hum should be commimg from, listen for it there.

try giving the motor a slight whack with a hammer and a piece of wood to see if that's what needs a shove.

start with the smallest whack and increase slightly as needed.

That may solve yout starting problem, but like you said, you may have other problems with the timer position, ect.
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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2008, 02:37:28 PM »
I bought the belts at RepairClinic.com, based on their answer to my problem, which is the site you linked me to for the switch.

The loud humming is coming from the main motor.  I do not see a switch, so i assume that it is under the plastic top cover.

A slight tap with a piece of wood on the motor and it started to spin!  That will save on the bruising of my hip and that is what i was shoving it with. :2funny:


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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2008, 02:46:46 PM »
it could be under the plastic cover.. take a look.

as far as the belts, yes you usually can return parts (maybe depending on when you bought them)

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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2008, 02:52:37 PM »
I ordered the part and i just bought the belts last week and put them in on Thursday.

When the part comes in, may i contact you if I have trouble installing it? Even if I have to buy a timer (hope not) it is still cheaper than a new washer and a lot more satisfying to fix it for me!

You have been very helpful and patient.  Thanks and enjoy the beer, if it works, i will send you another!   O0

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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2008, 02:56:38 PM »
OK, thanks, I'll be waiting for the results... :coffee:
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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2008, 11:14:06 AM »
 :tickedoff:( Not good news. The switch arrived and the installation drawings did not match the switch itself.  I did by best to install, nothing happened.  I finally called a repair man who could not get it to work either and said the motor was gone.

After he left I put the old switch back in (because I am a stubborn blonde), the humming noise returned and the motor is trying to turn, but stops and starts to smoke.  Sounds like it is time to go shopping!   :'(

Can you recommend a washer that does not cost an arm and a leg?

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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2008, 11:28:12 AM »
from my previous post:

"Motor start switch for 2 speed motor, for motors w/production numbers 2-1666-2, 2-1666-11, 2-1666-12, 2-1666-14, and 2-4564-2"

I don't think the other start switch is avaliable, but I'll check.



nevermind, I didn't see that line "and starts to smoke"
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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2008, 11:50:41 AM »
What do you mean "2-speed"?

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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2008, 11:58:05 AM »
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Can you recommend a washer that does not cost an arm and a leg?

You should be able to get a good whirlpool top load washer for a good price.

Looking at the diagrams for your old maytag A608 I am going to guess that it's 25-30 years old.


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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2008, 12:01:04 PM »
What do you mean "2-speed"?
normal & gentle speed cycle or switch

nevermind, I didn't see that line "and starts to smoke"

sometimes the Salvation Army stores have an assortment of washers & dryers, but you'd have to check every so often.

Goodwill stores don't seem to sell them.
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Re: Matag washer frustration
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2008, 12:26:28 PM »
So I assume that nevermind, I didn't see that line "and starts to smoke" means that it is dead!  I think I bought it in 1981 and took good care of it. Guess nothing lasts forever!

Thanks for all of the advice. I learned a lot!  You "guys" were great!

 

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