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Goes straigt to spin

My washing machine has suddenly gone into fast spin mode for a couple of seconds and then stops. It is not turning during the washing cycle but as soon as it drains it tries to go into a fast spin. I have changed the motor brushes, checked the pump and have cleaned out the debris trap. I have had all the connectors off and reconnected them. Can anyone help.

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Anyone got a wiring diagram for the Aquarius Extra Model WMA48.

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TRY CHECKING THE BOARD ON THIS MACHINE ESPECIALLY THE MOTOR CONNECTION. WHAT YOU WILL AHVE TO DO IS PUT THE DIAL IN TO THE OFF POSITION ( ONLY AS GUIDE ) THEN DISMATLE THE BOARD FROM THE FRONT FACIA. HAVE A GOOD LOOK AT THE MOTOR PLUG CONNECTION SECTION OF THE BOARD CHECK TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY TRACKS THAT HAVE BLOWN. I RECONDTION WMA ALL DAY EVERYDAY AND I HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE ONCE AND AM THINKING YEH THAT WAS THE PROBLEM. OR IT COULD BE THE TACO ON THE END OF THE MOTOR BUT THIS IS VERY RARE FOR HOTPOINT WMA UNLIKE THE HOOVER MACHINES.

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Service Mode


System Diagnostics
SERVICE MODE
The service mode provides service personnel the
ability to verify the operation of the washing machine.
The service mode can be entered in the middle of
any wash cycle. While in the service mode, the
servicer can start a variety of special service tests.
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Troubleshooting
December 2004 4 16025861
©2004 Maytag Services
Stage of
Wash Cycle
Advances To
Presoak End of Presoak
Wash Every 5 Minutes of
Wash Time
Spin/Drain Every Step of The
Spin Profile
Rinse End of Rinse
Speed Range Displayed
a) 0-99 rpm 0-99 (actual)
b) 100-999 rpm Speed / 10
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will start a quick service cycle. This will be a quick
check of all systems.
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1. Energize the cold and bleach water valves. Fill to
Low level, then turn bleach and cold off.
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to high level, then turn all valves off.
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4. Tumble using 7/3 tumble pattern for 12 sec.
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6. Spin to 800 RPM using default rates.
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9. Display a ‘PA’ (Passed) on continuously for 10 seconds
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test.
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