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Offline roamic

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Maytag washer
« on: December 17, 2016, 06:29:55 AM »

last week our Maytag washer stopped during the spin cycle.

I drained the water and removed the clothes.

 I suspected a pump. Can find nothing in the pump and it seems to be turning. There was a burning odor.

Then it started working again with small loads.

Last night I had some sheets and pillowcases in it. My wife had me add two towels and then a small tablecloth.

Went through the wash cycle, but stopped when it went to spin and empty. Odor was there again.

I removed some of the water and the towels and the tablecloth.

Got it to finish the cycle.

Ran the towels and the tablecloth through. Seemed to be fine. but when I came back, it had gone past the regular wash cycle, through the next cycle and was in a third cycle.

So now I suspect the timer.

We think this machine is at least 25 years old. Maybe time to retire it.

Offline mz3own

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Re: Maytag washer
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2016, 06:44:39 AM »
sounds like a slipping belt. We would need to have a model number to help further.

Offline roamic

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Re: Maytag washer
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 09:52:32 AM »
Model number is A482

don't see how slipping belt could cause it to go through all cycles?

Online Bailey

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Re: Maytag washer
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2016, 01:22:55 PM »
The reason it goes into the next cycle is because it didn't pump out. There is a quirk in the way a maytag is wired.if it gets to the end of the cycle and the water level did not get low enough to reset the water level switch, the timer motor will have power and will continue. They should pump a full load of water out in 90 seconds. The water level switch needs to reset before the end of the spin cycle.The belt is the clutch and will slip until it can get rid of the water. If it is slipping through the entire spin cycle, it gets hot and gives of the burning rubber smell. With no clothes in the tub, let it fill on a large load then turn it to spin and time the pump out.

Offline haroldshell

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Re: Maytag washer
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 09:27:26 PM »
yup, had one that was going crazy like that, turned out the cats being fed on top of the washer decided to have a peeing contest, hitting the water level switch. oh the smell. :P


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