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Washer does not work after water fills up (Legacy series)

My Maytag Legacy Series Washer fills up with water but, when it goes to the next cycle it shorts out the circut breaker pops and starts to smell like electrical sparks at eletrical outlet. I had to manually empty the water. Never had this problem before always had great luck with Maytags. This is the commercial model with stainless steel tub. Please advise. Thanks for any help.

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  • rudeness Dec 05, 2008

    Is this something I can replace myself????

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Fills with water but doesn't agatate

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Sadly not and depending on the age of the washer and how much you purchased it for. I think it may be time for a new one and i know you dont want to hear that (i hate it to) but its not cheap the whole motor needs to be replaced if that is what it is.

Sorry

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Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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The motor has had it and it is effecting the whole washer or it may be the computer but most likley the motor.

Turn it off and unplug it. take it to the nearest repair man

If you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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