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Maytag Washing Machine Cycles Out of Sync with Dial

I have a Maytag A606 washing machine. The timer went bad, so I replaced it with a Maytag 205243 timer. Now the dial on the machine is out of sync with the timer - it is off about 30 degrees. I don't know what I could have changed or how I can adjust the relationship between the dial and the timer - it appears to be fixed!

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  • owlmankillr Mar 23, 2009

    My old Maytag a606s washer (which I love, it's in mint condition and is built like a tank) seems to have "jumped time." I'm not sure what could have caused this, but here's the preface. I replaced the timer motor after it died with a 204663 Kingston-style motor (part number cross-referenced). The timer works fine, but the cycle is out of sync with the dial. After some experimenting, I found the correct start and stop points and marked them with small pieces of masking tape on the dial. I was just glad to get the washer up and running, but would love to know where the discrepancy lies. The dial is keyed into the shaft, which is keyed into the timer's main gear. The motor just powers the timer, and shouldn't have any bearing on anything but making it run and stop when actuated. Is it possible that my part cross-referenced incorrectly? Or could it be that someone had the timer body apart at some point and freed the gear from its keyway, rotated it 30°, and re-engaged? As a DIY guy and tinkerer, I'm baffled as to how this could have happened. Any insight would definitely be appreciated! thanks.

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Ive fixed lots off washers over the years[15,000 service calls] and was careful while taking parts off if i wasn't fulmilure with that model,but most timers and knobs have a key way so the knob can only go on one way.if thats not true for you, try this.turn the timer shaft till the washer is at the end of the wash cycle.[finished the load,it would be the final spin ,maybe five minutes long.when thats done the timer advances to off]now knowing that thats an off position set on your knob and then manuly turn it to the off position of the next cycle if it wont run you did it. if not you will have to go to the end of that cycle and remove knob and set to next notch in the knob,until you find the sweet spot.hope this helps God bless,tom

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Maytag is imofamous for multiple parts for same product line. the par tnumber is determined throuhg a serial number break, as to which part is needed for what machine, soits quite possible that the timer you installed may just be the wrong one, forthe most parrt knobs and skirts only go on one way so i dont think you did anything wrong

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