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Offline Margun

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Maytag Atlantis won't do anything but make a buzzing sound
« on: August 03, 2009, 06:58:30 PM »
The washing machine is about five years old with no previous problems.  Two days ago it stopped mid cycle (the tub was full of water).  When I walked into the laundry room I smelled something hot with a bit of an electric smell to it.  When I pushed the start button, I heard a buzzing sound (I checked and its coming from the motor) but nothing else happened.  I drained the water and tilted the machine over and checked the belt, when I pulled the belt the motor turned and the transmission turned as well.  

I suspect that the motor is bad, but I just don't know for sure.  Any help would be appreciated.

Model MAVT734EWW

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Re: Maytag Atlantis won't do anything but make a buzzing sound
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 08:20:15 PM »
Try running the washer with the belt off. if the motor does ok then take a close look at the pump. It may be locking up. A common problem on these washer.
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Re: Maytag Atlantis won't do anything but make a buzzing sound
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 08:32:54 PM »
Thanks for the tip, when I tried that nothing turned on the motor (still making the loud buzzing noise though) and I did notice some smoke coming from the motor this time. 

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Re: Maytag Atlantis won't do anything but make a buzzing sound
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 09:18:27 PM »
8/3/09

Here is a brief description of the problem.

Maytag Atlantis
Model MAV7200AWW
Series 19160323YZ
Style Y7909215

The machine will fill with water correctly, when the water flow stops there will be a humming sound for several seconds,  then the breaker switch for the room is thrown.

What is the cause of this problem?

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Re: Maytag Atlantis won't do anything but make a buzzing sound
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 11:10:21 PM »
This washer is pretty tough. It would be better to replace the motor than get another. It ain't no wiring to do. Motor is costly though. Not a bad washer to repair as opposed to the crappiness out there for sale now. My opinion.
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Re: Maytag Atlantis won't do anything but make a buzzing sound
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 05:24:13 PM »
I don't think replacing the motor will be too difficult, I have a repair manual for it.  What do you think could have caused the motor to go out?

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Re: Maytag Atlantis won't do anything but make a buzzing sound
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 08:07:44 PM »
I don't think replacing the motor will be too difficult, I have a repair manual for it.  What do you think could have caused the motor to go out?

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