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Washer won't run

Hi! I have a Maytag top load washer ...model no: PAVT234AWW.....it would fill...then stop completely. I would wait..then set it to spin...and it would spin & drain. But then, it started smoking from the bottom. We looked at the belt, it was fine, so I plugged it back in. Then there were sparks coming from the motor. Is the motor the problem?

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  • terryrae14 Dec 06, 2008

    we bought my washer in April 2004...so it's not that old...I guess replacing the motor is the best idea! Thanks sooo much for your help!! I just wanted to make sure the motor was the problem!!

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Well this means your motor is fried.
if it is more than 8 years old it is not worth putting good money into it. time to replace.

How old is the washer ?


Here is an interesting report I just read!!!!!!!!!!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old washer

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old ,
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that washers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer
eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.


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