Author Topic: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin  (Read 4850 times)

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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2012, 12:20:18 PM »
200.00, thats a good price, i would by it , install new motor, & motor control, that will take care of your problem...






good point aj, that will work!!!
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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2012, 12:26:46 PM »
Thanks for the replies, guys.

bigbuck, my concern on buying the new motor and control is this: It doesn't make sense to me that an electric motor would lose power. My understanding is that they either work or they don't. My motor does seem to work, albeit poorly.

Does it make sense to replace the motor? Maybe I'm missing something.

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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2012, 04:27:47 PM »
Yeah the problem is in the board but it comes in a kit, always change both due to different motor & board. Plus you get new wire harness from board to motor.

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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2012, 05:02:25 PM »
I was kind of afraid of this. I bought the part referenced by tgoods, which includes a motor and some kind of control module, but not the control board. It is paid for and I'm on my way to get it now.

Do I need a new control board also, or instead of what I bought?

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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2012, 05:04:56 PM »
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Do I need a new control board also, or instead of what I bought?

Just what you bought should be fine.

The board bigbuck was talking about is the one you get with the new motor.


Let us know how the repair goes or if you have any more questions.  O0
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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012, 05:10:14 PM »
Just so we are clear...

If the part you bought and has both the motor and motor control board in it as shown below that is all you should need, part # 12002039
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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012, 05:28:19 PM »
Okay. Thanks to all of you for your patience and advice. I will let you know how it turns out.


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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2012, 07:58:41 PM »
Normally, if it spins for the diagnostic test, the motor and controller should be okay.  But, you said it makes a noise.  This is a three phase motor but will run noisily on two phases.  There should be a tech sheet in the console tucked behind the pressure switch.  It will tell you how to do a motor phase test.  But I think you ordered what you need, the motor and controller.

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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2012, 01:08:31 PM »
Okay. Thanks to all of you for your patience and advice. I will let you know how it turns out.

Any updates for us?

Hope your busy doing laundry today. ;)

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Re: Maytag MAH4000AWW won't tumble/spin
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2012, 08:15:51 PM »
Good guess, AJ. I have been busy doing laundry today.  ;D

The repair was a success. I installed the motor and controller and that solved my problem. The washer works like a champ, and a lot quieter than before.

Once again, I really appreciate the help and advice that you all provided. I could not have gotten this problem diagnosed and resolved on my own. You all saved me quite a bit of money in repair bills.

Thank you!

Max

 

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