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The machine motor will not operate to agitate or spin

A daughter included a long scarf-like piece of material in the wash which apparently jammed the machine which was found by another daughter to be sitting idle in a mid-cycle and smelling to me of electrical/motor insulation.

How do I determine what is shot? If the motor is shot, how do I repair/replace it?
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  • enecowind Dec 27, 2008

    Re: enecowind problem:

    For clarification, this concerns a Maytag Washer Model MAV6548AWW just 4 years old..

  • enecowind Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks. I am unfortunately not able to discern what or where on the diagrams "some rubber bush" may be or may be the cause. Since there are so many diagreams weach with so many parts, a specific diagram and circle part # ould be helpful.



    Again, thanks for trying!

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Sir/madam.. click this link for detailed images of your machine.. likelihood is some rubber bush may have given way due to jamming.. but you can check and replace by these diagrams.. hope this is of help. parts are available here too. please be aware that if you require parts for your machine,they will require the machine serial number to correctly identify the exact part/s you would require
link here:-
http://www.easyapplianceparts.com/AdvancedModelSearch.aspx?ModelNum=MAV6548AWW&mfgModelNum=&fkMfgID=1

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  • brightbear_4 Dec 29, 2008

    look in the base diagram for the motor... that is where you will find it and should be able to remove this by the diagram.it gives also the motor part number should you require it.. the transmission is where you will find the bearings/bushes if the motor checks out ok..click the appropriate diagram and enlarge the picture..



    you say the motor isnt working... then if it isnt working you have no means to check to see if this is ok... unless it has blown a fuse and no power is getting to it..so,either the motor is burnt out,or there is something jamming the motor preventing it from doing its job.some motors do have thermal overload protection and reset after a certain time if overheated.

    take out the agitator and see if the motor turns.. if not,then the likeliehood is the motor,to which you can see on the base diagram,and replace.

    if the motor rotates with power then the likeliehood is transmission failure, to which you would need to check the parts in the transmission diagram, and replace accordingly

    hope this is of more help to you

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