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Maytag MAV8600AWW Washes fine but won't spin-out

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It will spin-out once-in-awhile and will work if you back it up and spin-out There is no motor sound or humming, just the timer sound. Could there be a problem with the motor not reversing? It does it in all 3 cycles...so you wouldn't think it's the timer!

Thanks for any suggestions!

Ben

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Could be a the timer going bad

Thanks, so even thought your using different cycles the common contacts are burned? You would think that it also wouldn't agitate at times!

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By-pass your lid switch for test purposes to see if it spins everytime.

Post your model number in the parts SEARCH box above for a diagram of the switch location.

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By-pass your lid switch for test purposes to see if it spins everytime.

Post your model number in the parts SEARCH box above for a diagram of the switch location.

Excellent suggestion! Thank you!

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When it stops in the spin grab the timer knob and move it back and forth side to side.. If contacts are failing moving it around sometime makes contact and will run then you know the timer is bad

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After by-passing the lid switch...the fault must be the timer. Since it happens in all cycles is the in-out knob a separate switch or is it necessary to replace the whole timer for something like $100-$125?

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Is it feasible to add an external switch parallel to the knob switch in order to by-pass it? Money is a problem at this time!

Thanks!

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Is it feasible to add an external switch parallel to the knob switch in order to by-pass it?

you could, but I don't think that's your problem.

There's also (8) Switches inside the Timer.

Timer Switches have their number circled.

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I was thinking maybe it was just No.12 that was the master on/off (knob)?

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TIMING CHART

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Thanks, from that it looks like No.4 would be the switch to try and by-pass?

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#4 could be bad ...

OR # 12 (at certain times)

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You always can hear the timer when it fails. (it's noisey)

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Thanks for everyone's comments and time concerning this...you have been very helpful! I will post if an external switch will fix this, otherwise I will have to buy a new timer.

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Hi, another quick question: What is the purpose of the circuit bd on the back of the timer?

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... I will post if an external switch will fix this

you'd have to be there at the multiple appropriate times to toggle the external Switch

... What is the purpose of the circuit bd on the back of the timer?

Water temperature Control Board

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you'd have to be there at the multiple appropriate times to toggle the external Switch

Water temperature Control Board

Thanks! (I have ordered a new timer.)

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Unbelievable! The new timer came in a little over a day with regular shipping! It's working fine...thanks for all the help! :dazzler:

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:dazzler: :dazzler: :dazzler:

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