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Offline roblenski

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LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« on: December 01, 2011, 07:26:49 AM »
My Maytag LAT9356AAE fills, but the motor doesn't run.  Level switch and door switch both have continuity.  Is there an easy way to check the motor?  It is a 2 speed washer.  Was able to find a procedure to check the motor in a 1 speed washer, but the wire colors are different from mine...
 
On a related note, may have messed up the order of the wires going into the two speed switch mounted on top of the motor.  The number 2-05131 is printed on top of the switch.  It shows positions for BK, BR, RD, WH, YL, OR, but also have purple and black wires...  Not sure if I got them back in the right spot.
 
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Re: LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 05:52:00 AM »
JW,
 
Thanks for the link to the manual.
 
Seems that was the same one I had.  While it did not show how to make up a test lead for the 2 speed motor, but I finally figured out how to do it.  Ignoring the colors I just ohmed out the leads on the motor till I found sets of wires that gave me ~ 2 Ohms, and ~ 4 Ohms resistance.  I then knew which leads were coils on the motor.  Made the jumper, and the motor ran. 
 
Since I eliminated the lid switch, the water level switch, the pump turns free by hand, and the motor works, does that just leave the dreaded timer????
 
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Re: LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 05:56:23 AM »
Forgot to mention, I also took the 2 speed switch apart last night and cleaned the contacts.  The switch worked on the bench.  When I installed it on the washer, and reassembled the washer, the washer wouldn't do anything.  Therefore, I've eliminated the switch as a possibility also. 

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Re: LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 10:25:37 AM »
Timer most likely, but you did right by eliminating all other possibility's
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Re: LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 10:44:07 AM »
JW,
 
Thanks for the help. 
 
One last question:  Is there no manual that explicitly covers the LAT9356?  I noticed that mine was not listed as one of those that the manual covered.
 
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Re: LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 12:47:37 PM »
Well now I will dig through my old maytag junk and take a photo of the manual.
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Re: LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2011, 05:33:27 PM »
JW,
So, I brought home a new timer tonight.  Part #22003361.  Installed it.  Hooked everything back up.  Plugged it in.  Turned on the water valves.  Tried to start a load of laundry.  NOTHING.  :(
Is there a breaker / fuse on the washer?  The water isn't even filling.  I don't get any voltage at what I think are the leads for the water solenoids...   Power is getting to where the actual power cord splits off into the connector on the back of the machine, so I am getting power to the machine itself. 
 
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Re: LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011, 06:58:19 PM »
Take the hose off the water level switch and blow through it, I think you will find that the pressure dome is restricted. Had 2 of them with the same problem last week.

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Re: LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011, 10:35:54 PM »
If Earl's suggestion don't fix it that lid switch is funny on them washers. It has more than 2 wires and a mechanical lever don't it? Once I bypassed one of them switches because of some sort of mechanical failure. I pushed a nail through to hold the button down on that switch and she fired off. Maybe you have a loose hinge on the lid. Man I hate buying timers, I won't order one till every possible thing has been eliminated but that. I think you can send it back no question if you got it from one of our guys.
I remember what it was now the switch had continuity but it was physically coming apart. The nail held it together and it worked.
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Re: LAT9356AAE fills but won't run
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 10:31:22 AM »
I did want to get back with you guys and tell you what it was.  Stupidly, even though I tested the lid switch - and it did have continuity when I checked it - the lid switch was bad. 
 
Disappointed with myself, I took the switch apart, rigged it so that it would work, reinstalled it.  Did a load of laundry with it that way just to verify.  Now that I know it will run with a new lid switch, I ordered one this morning.  Feel stupid misdiagnosing the timer, but I gave it my best shot. 
 
Thanks for the additional tips guys.  The water level switch trick is helpful too. 
 
Rob

 

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