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Old 07-16-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
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Maytag washer spin cycle problems.


I have a maytag washer that doesn't always spin out properly. When it gets to the spin cycle, a burning smell comes from the motor. If I turn it off and let it cool down, when I turn it on it spins out fine. This mostly happens on the last spin, not the first one.

Yesterday I ran it empty several times and it made it through each time, but it still smells hot in the motor area. When it spins, it seems to spin freely. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the belts or couplers.

This washer has been stored in a barn for a few years and there is some evidence of rust around the motor.

Obviously I think it is the motor, but I'm wondering if someone thinks I've missed something.

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Old 07-16-2008, 04:03 PM   #2
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Maytag washer spin cycle problems.


This mostly happens on the last spin, not the first one.
So it's not a very heavy overload.


This washer has been stored in a barn for a few years and there is some evidence of rust around the motor.
Maybe a bearing has frozen?

Check the start/run cap if it has one or
Bad motor or
increased mechanical load during the spin cycle on a good motor or
the motor failed because of increased mechanical load during the spin cycle.

Appliance parts places sometimes sell repair books, e.g.,
http://www.triblesapplianceparts.com/AB1935000/webpage.cfm?WebPage_ID=1&DID=11


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