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Persistantly blowing fuse on Maytag Dependable Care


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#1 Joshua Scholar

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

I replaced the lid switch on an old Maytag Dependable Care two belt washer that kept blowing the fuse a couple weeks ago.

 

That worked for a couple weeks, then it blew the fuse AGAIN.

 

The customer was desperate, so I tried bypassing the fuse.  That worked for a test (spun, filled) till I closed the front, then it blows the circuit while empty.

 

Since it's still empty, I'm thinking it can't be the motor that's at fault.  Either the new lid switch is defective or there's something else that can blow the fuse/breaker.   Can a timer do that?

 

I'll go back and put a new microswitch into the brand new lid switch ... do you have any more ideas?

 

Also, sorry I didn't get back to the forum till now on the Frigidaire problem, I came down with the WORST flu.  Even my skin hurt.  I lost two belt buckle holes.  Another flu and I'll be down to my ideal weight, but I won't be able to lift my toolbox. :)


Edited by Joshua Scholar, 18 February 2013 - 11:51 AM.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

model number ?


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#3 Joshua Scholar

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

I didn't write that down, it's a fairly late model two belt maytag washer and dryer combo.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Did you do the whole switch assembly ... or just the micro switch?


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#5 Joshua Scholar

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

I replaced the whole assembly.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

Hmmm.  That has always solved the problem for me.  Maybe others guys have seen other things blow that fuse.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

What was the part number  of the switch you replaced and the model number of the washing machine?  I can't help you without knowing that.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:55 AM

Ok, solved.  The brand new switch (which was a 12001514) was already broken after only one week.

 

This time I only replaced the microswitch in it which was horrible, since the plastic tab that keeps it in place broke and I had to use a screw to hold it in.

 

Lid-Switch-Assembly-12001514-00892989.jp


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#9 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

Domo for the update and good job finding the problem!  



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

I wish I knew the model number of the machine that switch goes to, because I've never seen that switch in my life and I was a Maytag Factory Service technician for 15 years.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

... I wish I knew the model number of the machine that switch goes to,

some model numbers:
 
Maytag LSE7804ACE
Maytag LSE7806ACE
Maytag LSE7806ACM
Maytag LSG7806AAQ
 
Lid switch & fuse assembly
Manufacturer Number 12001514
(The manufacturer has replaced part number 22001581
with this item, part number 12001514.)
http://www.repaircli...?R=154&N=400492

 

Lid-Switch-Assembly-12001514-00892990.jp
 
replaces #6 in diagram
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Oh, no wonder I never saw that switch, this switch came out of a stack laundry center, not a freestanding washer.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

... Oh, no wonder I never saw that switch, this switch came out of a stack laundry center,

lucky you ... :thumbsup:


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

I only saw the really old stack units, SE1000s, because nobody else wanted to work on them.


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