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Maytag LAW9406AAE-serial-11267061QW Blowing breaker as soon as I pull start button--Last attempt took 32v-25a fuse out also.Thinking it could be lid switch??

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  • 69mrlonely Dec 31, 2010

    Definitely a shorted wire--unhooked all components one by one and still have short--also changed start switch and still have short.Unable to pin point but definitely in the wiring harness.Thanks richroth.Your info got me on the right track!


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No, the lid switch won't have anything to do with it. First, open the cabinet and look at the wires on the capacitor located on the back of the cabinet under the water inlet valve or on the motor. Check for any shorts. Second, look at the start switch located on the motor, it is where the wiring plug is plugged into the motor for any loose or broken wires. Third, open the top control panel and look at all the switches for ant loose or shorted wires.

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