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Maytag SAV 205 DAWW

The washer stops for no reason, 20 to 30 min later it will start. Rotaed the timer to other positions, As soon as I went to get my meter to start trouble shooting the washer started. This has hapen 2 times so far. Did ohm out the door saftey switch seems fine. What other saftey are there that would hold it out. Or I am I looking at a possible intermitted timer select switch?


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Washer stopped and I was able to get my meter this time. Found no voltage to the Motor Overload and door saftey switch. Ohm them out, closed. There was line voltage going to the the timer(120 vac) I then checked to see if there was voltage at any of the other pins. No voltage. Taped the timer a couple of times and you could then hear the timer motor start running, Then washer finished it cycle. I bought a new timer and it has been find. The tough ones are the ones when they are running when you get the meter.

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Look for a self resetting overload on the motor. many motors have an overload that pops a little red button out and waits for a push to reset. Other overloads will reset automatically because they are hard to access for pushing a button. If there is an overload resulting in a shutdown you will have to determine the cause. I have found motors in washers completely ingulfed in dust and lint (from the adjacent dryer) and not being allowed to dissipate heat. Sometimes a thorough cleaning is all that it needs to run cool and efficiently.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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