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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 02:15:27 PM »
Thank you for the reply. I am sure you guys know what youíre talking about and the lid switch assembly will probably correct the problem. I just donít feel lucky when is comes to these things and am worried that Iíll invest in a lid switch and then end up needing something else.
I am looking at the wiring diagram you sent.

Iíll let you know what happens.
 
Here is the diagram for your model washer. On the left side towards the bottom is the wiring diagram.

I'm with theoldstoveguy on this one. In my 23 years of experience I have never run into anything else that has blown that fuse other then the Lid Switch Assembly.

When I see one with a blown fuse I simply install a new lid switch assembly, run the washer to make sure it all work and move on to the next call.

With the wiring diagram and your meter you call trace things back if you just want to make sure everything else is ok, but that has been my past experience with this type of problem.



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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2011, 02:53:10 PM »
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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 11:48:54 AM »
I am still determined to try and check everything I can before plunging in and buying parts.
I dug up some vague information that the lid switch could also blow if there was a problem with the motor. This makes sense because the lid switch prevents the motor from running by interrupting power to it. And by such reasoning if something was shorted on the way from the lid switch to the motor, it would seem possible it could blow the lid switch fuse.
But I am just theory based on marine electronics installation and very basic trouble shooting methods, not an appliance repair expert.
Most marine electronic components come with a flow chart of tests to eliminate the obvious, and find the problem. They also generally provide illustrated details to the installation tech on how to perform diagnostic tests. And even have phone support.
Not so with Maytag.

My Washer motor runs great in spin. Therefore I know the motor works, but could some of the switching on the way to the motor be faulty, thus causing a lid switch fuse blow?

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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2011, 12:59:05 PM »
The switching on the way to the motor IS the lid switch.
Do as the others suggested and replace the lid switch.
You are trying to make a simple repair complicated.
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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2011, 04:17:56 PM »
Take that CHECK SWITCH off the switch assembly and check it. You might can save some money and not have to buy the whole dang thang. The innards fall apart in that micro-switch. The red button should audibly click. If the check switch is bad the washer won't wash. If the fuse is blown the water won't fill.
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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2011, 07:24:40 PM »
If you change the check switch and can buy a fuse (I don't they are available separate) the amount of money will be equal to the whole assembly. That and if they blow again you have paid MORE money to repair than originally replacing the whole unit .

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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2011, 08:18:22 PM »
Them fuse are $2.50 for 5 of em Click here
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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2011, 08:21:57 PM »
It says 32 volts 3 amps rated. Would blow instantly.

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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2011, 08:26:10 PM »
Try one and see.Sold em for years

Oopz I posted one I looked up for like 10 seconds.

Try this one
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Re: Older Maytag Washer will spin and drain but not wash ~ need help
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2011, 08:33:59 PM »
I will go outside tomorrow and dig through my stuff and find a fuse case with the Exact size on it. Doing this off the top of my head. .3 amp 125 vac will work
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