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Offline woody

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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 Washer won't agitate - throws breaker switch to the washroom
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 10:32:58 PM »
Sounds like a motor or locked tranny.

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Re: Maytag Washer won't agitate - throws breaker switch to the washroom
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 11:07:42 PM »
It might be a pump failure: Take a look
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Re: Maytag Washer won't agitate - throws breaker switch to the washroom
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 12:58:59 PM »
8-7-09

I have removed the belt from the pulleys.  When I turn the selector to agitate or spin I hear a humming noise but the motor pulley does not turn.  Does this mean I definitely need to replace the motor or could there be another (hopefully cheaper to repair) problem.

Also, when I turn the pump pulley it feels a little rough.  It this normal?

Thanks for any help,
                                 Woody
                                 Hondo, TX

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Re: Maytag Washer won't agitate - throws breaker switch to the washroom
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 01:12:15 PM »
I may have 1 or 2 extra used motors laying around if you want to purchase one, the new ones are around $120 plus shipping.

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Re: Maytag Washer won't agitate - throws breaker switch to the washroom
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 02:57:42 PM »
Yeah you need a motor
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Re: Maytag Washer won't agitate - throws breaker switch to the washroom
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 10:38:36 PM »
...and a pump.

Thats what blew da motor :)

Don't buy used parts...we don't advocate it here. Motors that have been salvaged from other machines have sat around and atrophied to an extent and are a ticking time bomb
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Re: Maytag Washer won't agitate - throws breaker switch to the washroom
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 10:44:53 PM »
Yes definitely replace the pump too, if it is not spinning free.

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Re: Maytag Washer won't agitate - throws breaker switch to the washroom
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009, 11:02:50 PM »
Motor: "what da ya mean I am a tickin time bomb?"   :ahhh:
Dammmit boy!!!! :oops: :rofl:
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Re: Maytag Washer won't agitate - throws breaker switch to the washroom
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 11:51:28 PM »
Recycling good usable parts keeps them out of our landfills, that is what I base my business on. Not everyone has $150 bucks to spend on a new motor when they can get a used one for cheap that is guaranteed . For that price you  can get another used washer/dryer? I get junk appliances all the time. I assess the problem, see if is cost effective to fix, and if it is not I will strip it of all good parts and recycle them.

 

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